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Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney team on “Why We Hate” for Discovery

Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg and acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney are executive producing an upcoming docuseries for Discovery Channel that looks at why we hate and how to overcome it. Directed by Geeta ...
April 6, 2018

Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg and acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney are executive producing an upcoming docuseries for Discovery Channel that looks at why we hate and how to overcome it.

Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard, the six-part docuseries Why We Hate will draw on research in psychology, neuroscience, sociology and history to examine the evolutionary basis of hate.

Produced by Amblin Television and Jigsaw Productions, in association with Escape Artists, the series uses stories from the past and present to reveal the nature of this primal and universal emotion. Why We Hate will feature the use of science as a base to explain the nature of hatred and the human mind.

Why We Hate has been a four-year discussion with Steven and Alex on how to best capture the domestic and global trends that are growing around the world and bring those facts and stories to a worldwide audience,” said , president and CEO, Discovery, Inc, in a statement. “Our aspiration is to be working with great storytellers like Steven and Alex all over the world on the most important and consequential stories and issues.”

The film is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Alex Gibney, Frank Marshall, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Yael Melamede, Erica Sashin and Steve Tisch.

For Discovery Channel, executive producers are Jon Bardin and David McKillop.

Why We Hate is expected to bow on Discovery Channel in 2019.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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