Five new original titles are set to join the Sky Documentaries slate as it celebrates its first year.
The newly commissioned feature-length documentaries and series include Mother Teresa: For the Love of God?, revealing unknown aspects of one of the most recognized yet enigmatic figures in contemporary history. There is also The Three Lives of Michael X, about the under-reported story of the rise and fall of Michael X, who was once heralded as the U.K.’s answer to Malcom X.
Also joining the slate is Queen of Speed, which chronicles French rally driver Michèle Mouton’s battle to rise to the top of the male-dominated world of rallying in the 1970s and 1980s. Right to Fight tells the untold story of several female boxers who pioneered women’s boxing and defied sexism and racism for their place in the ring in 1970s New York. Lastly, The Scream will unravel the art heist that saw Edward Munch’s iconic 1893 painting “The Scream” stolen during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway.
Poppy Dixon, Sky’s director of documentaries and factual, said: “In its first year, Sky Documentaries has seen stellar performances for films and series that cement the channel as the home of world-class and diverse real-life stories that span the globe. These five new titles join an incredible slate of content and reflect the scale, quality and ambition of the channel.”