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Proposition 8 documentary headed for HBO

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   July 9, 2013 at 6:11 PM   |   Comments

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July 9 (UPI) -- Directors Ben Cotner and Ryan White spent five years turning their camera lenses to the lives of the people hoping to overturn California's Proposition 8, the statewide ban on gay marriage.

Following the Supreme Court's landmark same-sex marriage rulings last month, the footage is now set to become an HBO documentary, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The story of the battle to overturn Prop 8 is the story of a modern-day American revolution," HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said. "HBO is proud to present what is intended to be the film of record on this landmark case."

The documentary, expected to air in 2014, will include exclusive interviews with the liberal-conservative legal team of David Boies and Ted Olson, along with Prop 8 plaintiffs Sandy Stier, Kris Perry, Jeffrey Zarillo and Paul Katami.

"Watching this case unfold has been a master class in the judicial system and in the ongoing movement towards realizing equality in this country,” director Ryan White said. “We are excited to share that experience with the world."

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