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Starz to Launch Doc Programming Block


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Starz has lined up a slate of new documentaries on timely topics such as climate change and food waste to air monthly beginning this fall.

The documentaries will premiere in the fall on Monday nights, beginning with The Age of Consequences from director Jared P. Scott (Requiem for the American Dream, Disruption) on September 18 at 9 p.m. The documentary examines the impact of climate change, resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability. On October 9, the channel will air 3 Hikers, about three Americans 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; followed by All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone on November 6. November 27 will see the premiere of Woman on Fire, while Tickling Giants: The Arab Spring in Egypt will air on December 18. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste and The Family, about Anne Hamilton-Byrne, who headed an apocalyptic sect from the 1960s to the 1990s, will come to Starz next year.

The documentaries will also be available for download or streaming via the STARZ app. The Monday night documentary lineup follows the Starz original programming schedule on Sunday nights, which will feature the return of Outlander on September 10.



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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