The Insurrectionist Next Door: HBO Documentary Explores Capitol Rioters
HBO Sheds Light on Capitol Riots
In HBO’s upcoming documentary titled “The Insurrectionist Next Door,” filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi delves into the minds of the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Through candid interviews conducted over the past two years, Pelosi engages with several individuals charged with crimes for their participation in the unprecedented events of that day.
A Unique Perspective
As the youngest daughter of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Alexandra Pelosi brings a unique insight to the events of January 6. Being inside the U.S. Capitol at the time, she speaks directly to the people who were present that day, aiming to have open and unfiltered conversations about what motivated them to come to Washington, D.C. from all corners of the country, and whether their perspectives have shifted since then.
A Trailer That Raises Questions
The trailer for “The Insurrectionist Next Door” offers a glimpse into the documentary, with Alexandra Pelosi asking tough questions to the rioters. One imprisoned rioter reveals that he simply walked right into the Capitol. Pelosi also confronts a young female rioter, asking if she went to the Capitol to assassinate her mother, to which the rioter denies. The trailer highlights the contrasting viewpoints of different groups, with Pelosi stating that the left considers them domestic terrorists, the right sees them as tourists, and the U.S. government charges them as insurrectionists.
Premiere and Production Details
The HBO documentary “The Insurrectionist Next Door” premieres on Sunday, October 15, at 9 p.m. It will also be available for streaming on HBO Max. The film is produced by Alexandra Pelosi, edited by Geof Bartz, and executive produced by Nancy Abraham and Lisa Helle. Anna Klein serves as the coordinating producer.
Pelosi’s Filmmaking Career
Alexandra Pelosi has a rich history in filmmaking, beginning with her time as a field producer at NBC News. Her Emmy-nominated documentary, “Journeys with George,” emerged from her reporting on George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. In addition to “The Insurrectionist Next Door,” she has also created other notable HBO documentaries, including “Pelosi in the House,” which provided an intimate look at her mother’s groundbreaking career as the first female speaker of the House.
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