The documentary will go in-depth and look at the cause and effect of the incident.
HBO has set an October premiere for “Four Hours At The Capitol.” The documentary film chronicles the January 6 2020 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The film, which hails from HBO Documentary Films in association with the BBC, will debut Wednesday, October 20 on HBO and is available for streaming on HBO Max.
The film is a harrowing and immersive exploration of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol when thousands of American citizens from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election. Many were unhappy with the intent of disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s presidency. The protestors accused the results of being false and ironically felt that democracy was being threatened. The attack left five people dead more than 140 police officers injured.
Through never-before-seen footage and vivid first-hand accounts, the film details how the event quickly escalated from waving flags outside to leaving Capitol security forces outnumbered and overwhelmed.
The film highlights the high-stakes standoff between police and rioters. Additionally, the film features first-hand accounts from those on the ground, along with exclusive interviews and footage. There’s also plenty of phone videos, surveillance and body-cam footage from the day.
The documentary has accumulated as many witnesses to explain the sequence of events that day. Interviewees include Rep. Jim McGovern, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Rep. Buddy Carter and Rep. Rosa DeLauro; senators Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin; D.C. Metropolitan police officers Mike Fanone, Jimmy Albright and Daniel Hodges; Commanders Ramey Kyle and Robert Glover; and Capitol police officers Winston Pingeon, Byron Evans and Keith Robishaw; protestors/rioters including Couy Griffin, Dominic Box, Nick Alvear, Eddie Block and Bobbie Pickles; journalists/videographers and Capitol staffers.
The film is executive produced by Dan Reed and directed by Jamie Roberts.
HBO Documentary Film presentation in association with the BBC, Four Hours at the Capitol will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
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