During its portion of the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter tour today, HBO revealed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including “For the Love of Baltimore” which explores a city divided in the wake of the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray and his subsequent death in police custody, which sparked weeks of protests.
Told through the journeys of local activists, police officers, community residents and gang affiliates, it shows a city grappling with its history of police brutality, as well as crime and decades of economic disenfranchisement, as six law enforcement officers are brought to trial, but none are convicted. HBO promises a “revealing behind-the-scenes look at a distraught and damaged community on an ever-elusive search for both justice and the common humanity of people who have previously seen each other only as adversaries.”
“For the Love of Baltimore” is directed by Sonja Sohn (best known for her role as Detective Kima Greggs during the 5 seasons of HBO’s The Wire; she’s also the leader of a Baltimore community initiative called ReWired for Change).
No ETA on when the documentary will premiere on HBO, but it could be during the 2017/2018 TV season.
No trailer or other media at this time either.