HBO Doc, The Patriots’ Day Bombing, Ricki Stern, ‘What Happens Afterwards’

marathon_bombing-200x200The events and consequences of a deadly tragedy premeires November 21st, 2106, 8pm ET, 5pmPT

By staff writer

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 2016/11/21 – “We’ve seen all these incidents of terrorism attacks around the world and you hear about people who were killed or injured,” says Marathon filmmaker Ricki Stern. “But we don’t hear about what happens afterwards and the concentric circles of reverberations of these kinds of attacks. That’s what interested us and HBO.”

“For the survivors of the Boston attacks, there is a profound long-term impact on each of them and their families,” says Marathon filmmaker Annie Sundberg. “This film was an opportunity to explore the grey zones, how people navigate grief, healing, relationships and identity in the wake of a senseless act.”

In 2013, in April during a late afternoon, Boston Marathon family and friends are waiting at the finish line to cheer the runners as they cross. Two bombs explode. More then 25o people are injured. Three lose their lives from another terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing is a documentary detailing the survivors ordeal since that fateful day that changed their lives forever. The documentary follows the lives of a mother and daughter, a mother and her two sons and a newlywed couple. With exclusive interviews, and footage from surveillance cameras and personal films film maker Stern and Sundberg explore the aftermath of a terror attack.

Filmmaker Ricki Stern, directed the documentary with Annie Sundberg,

Stern and Sundberg have worked together for years. The documentary was produced in associate with the Boston Globe. The Globe won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the bombing.

The documentary covers the day of the death-penalty sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.  The film features surveillance footage, news clips, home movies and exclusive interviews with survivors and their families, as well as first responders, investigators, government officials and reporters from the Boston Globe, which won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the bombing. In the wake of terrorism, a newlywed couple, a mother and daughter, and two brothers, all gravely injured by the blast, face the challenges of physical and emotional recovery as they and their families strive to reclaim their lives and communities. Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. Produced in association with the Boston Globe.

Part of HBO’s documentary series: Alexandra Pelosi’s Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?,Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution, Patria O Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland Or Death, Class Divide and The Trans List…topics from U.S. politics to Cuba to failing middle class to transgender.

Twitter: @HBO,@rickistern,@anniesundberg  

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