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HBO sets Sareen Hairabedian’s “We Are Not Done Yet” for November

Premium cable network HBO will present the television broadcast premiere of Sareen Hairabedian’s documentary short We Are Not Done Yet on Nov. 8, in conjunction with Veterans Day. The 40-minute film, ...
October 19, 2018

Premium cable network HBO will present the television broadcast premiere of Sareen Hairabedian’s documentary short We Are Not Done Yet on Nov. 8, in conjunction with Veterans Day.

The 40-minute film, which held its world premiere at the 2018 GI Film Festival San Diego, profiles a group of U.S. veterans and active-duty service members as they come together through a United Service Organizations workshop, led by poet Seema Reza, to combat current and past military traumas through the written word.

In workshop sessions and rehearsals, military men and women confront their ongoing struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder related to combat and past sexual assaults, as well as the challenges of readjusting to civilian life.

The documentary culminates in a performance of the group’s collaborative poem, “We Are Not Done Yet,” at Washington, DC’s Lansburgh Theatre.

The short is produced by Westworld and Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and David Holbrooke, and is co-produced by Patti Bonnet. HBO’s Nancy Abraham┬áserves as executive producer.

We Are Not Done Yet premieres Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on HBO, and will also be made available across HBO on Demand, HBO Now, HBO Go and partners’ streaming platforms.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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