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Peacock picks up “Civil War” doc from EPs Sam Pollard, Brad Pitt

Peacock has acquired Emmy-nominated filmmaker Rachel Boynton’s latest documentary, Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are). Filmed through President Barack Obama’s final year in office through the present day, ...
June 4, 2021

Peacock has acquired Emmy-nominated filmmaker Rachel Boynton’s latest documentary, Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are).

Filmed through President Barack Obama’s final year in office through the present day, the documentary examines the ways in which slavery and the Civil War are taught in different parts of America, and how people across the country deal with some off the ugliest parts of their nation’s history.

The complex documentary comes from director Rachel Boynton (Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, Our Brand is Crisis) and was produced by Boynton and Erika Dilday. Executive producers include Henry Louis Gate Jr., Sam Pollard, Steven Shainberg, Rick Rosenthal, Robert S. Kravitz and Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Brad Pitt of Plan B. The deal was brokered by Jason Ishikawa at Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmaker.

Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are) will debut as a Peacock Original on the streaming service on June 17, and will be broadcast on MSNBC in October.

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Jillian Morgan is the Associate Editor at Realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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