Starz has announced that their fall schedule will feature a night focused on documentaries. Every month, the network will be premiering a documentary they’ve acquired, all of whom focus on timely issues ranging from climate change to the tense relationship between the United States and Iran.
Listed below are the dates, titles, and descriptions of every Starz fall documentary, as well as what trailers are currently available.
September 18, 2017
The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and catalysts for conflict. These Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century. The film’s unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism – but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy. In any military defense strategy, time is the most precious resource.
October 9, 2017
3 Hikers’ tells the story of three Americans (Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal) who went hiking in Northern Iraqi Kurdistan in July 2009, and were captured and held as political hostages by the Iranian Government for more than two years. Set against the backdrop of the complex geopolitical stalemate between the United States and Iran and the emergence of their crisis as an international news story, the documentary chronicles Sarah, Shane and Josh’s time in prison while also telling the very personal story of three families and their unyielding efforts to get their loved ones home.
November 6, 2017
Executive produced by Academy Award® winner Oliver Stone (Platoon, Any Given Sunday, JFK) and produced by Toronto-based White Pine Pictures, All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone features interviews with notable journalists including All the President’s Men co-author and investigative journalist Carl Bernstein, Former New York Times correspondent Chris Hedges, author and political activist Ralph Nader and many more. The documentary follows investigative journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Moore, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi and others as they expose government and corporate deception. All Governments Lie is inspired by the legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone. All Governments Lie is directed by Vancouver-based journalist and Emmy®-award winning filmmaker Fred Peabody (Deadliest Catch, Modern Marvels, Unsolved Mysteries).
November 27, 2017
Woman on Fire is a portrait of courage under fire that celebrates New York City’s first openly transgender firefighter. For Brooke Guinan, fighting fires runs in her blood – both her father and grandfather served in the FDNY. But as a transgender woman, her path to service has not been without obstacles. Transitioning from male to female in what is still an overwhelmingly macho profession proves a challenge for her coworkers and her family, while her boyfriend reckons with the impact of Brooke’s newly public profile on his parents. Written and directed by Julie Sokolow (The John Show, Aspie Seeks Love).
December 18, 2017
Tickling Giants – The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. One comedy show united the country and tested the limits of free press. This is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show The Show.