HBO® has always been at the forefront of documentary programming, producing and developing some of the most provocative, groundbreaking, and award-winning films. These films have won virtually every major programming award, including the Academy Award®, the Emmy® Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award. Available now through COM Library's Films on Demand. Go to the Guide.
Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery
Situated in a quiet pocket of Arlington National Cemetery, Section 60 is a final resting place for young men and women who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. For families and friends, it is a place to grieve, to honor, to remember—and to find comfort and community with others who have shared the same profound loss.
In 2006, the United States government decided to build a fence along its Mexican border. In The Fence, award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy investigates the impact of the $3 billion project, revealing how the fence’s stated goals—containing illegal immigration, cracking down on drug trafficking, and protecting America from terrorists—have given way to unforeseen, even absurd, consequences.
Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma
A timely exploration of one of today’s most divisive and pressing issues—the threat posed by homegrown Islamic extremism and the challenges of detecting and countering it.
Requiem for the Dead
This moving film shows that gun violence in America has become tragically commonplace, sparing no one in its pervasiveness.
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Nominated for a 2016 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short, this film is a scathing examination of the contradictions between modernism and tradition within Pakistani society.
Citizen U.S.A.: A 50-State Road Trip
This documentary intersperses stories of newly naturalized citizens with interviews from notable first-generation Americans, including Madeleine Albright, Arianna Huffington, Henry Kissinger, and Gene Simmons.
In this film, members of the Latina culture and community describe different characteristics of their personal life experiences and larger human issues.
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