Commemorating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
— April 2, 2018
Wednesday, April 4 marks 50 years since the death of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and HBO Canada and The Movie Network are marking the occasion with two poignant documentaries debuting this week:
KING IN THE WILDERNESSPremieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET on HBO Canada, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.
Directed by Peter Kunhardt (HBO’s Emmy®-winning JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY), KING IN THE WILDERNESS chronicles the final chapters of Dr. King’s life, revealing the conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. While the Black Power movement saw his nonviolence as weakness, and President Lyndon B. Johnson saw his anti-Vietnam War speeches as irresponsible, Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.
I AM MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.Premieres on Wednesday, April 4 at 9 p.m. ET on The Movie Network
From the team behind the “I AM” documentary series that offers viewers an inside look at the lives of fascinating figures, I AM MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. celebrates the life of this American icon, from an engaging contemporary perspective structured around seminal events of the Civil Rights Movement.