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HBO slates multi-part docuseries from Raoul Peck

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) has partnered with U.S. premium cable network HBO on the four-part docuseries Exterminate All the Brutes. Produced by Peck’s Velvet Film, ...
February 18, 2020

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) has partnered with U.S. premium cable network HBO on the four-part docuseries Exterminate All the Brutes.

Produced by Peck’s Velvet Film, the series will combine documentary filmmaking and archival footage with animation and “interpretive” scripted segments explore the “exploitative and genocidal aspects” of European colonialism.

The series will follow Peck (pictured) as he ventures from America to Africa in order to deconstruct the making and masking of some of the humanity’s darkest histories.

Actor Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down) will play the lead role in the scripted portions of the series.

HBO’s Exterminate All the Brutes is based on three separate works from Sven Lindqvist (Exterminate All the Brutes), Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (An Indigenous People’s History of the United States) and Michel-Rolph Trouillot (Silencing the Past).

Emmy winners Raoul Peck and Rémi Grellety serve as executive producers on the series. Velvet Film and ICM Partners handle international distribution ‘ rights.

“This project has been my biggest challenge so far,” said Peck in a statement. “It forced me to question not only our common knowledge but also my own experience as a filmmaker. I’m excited that HBO is supporting that vision.”

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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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