Intrepid, Emmy-nominated journalist/filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi has built an award-winning reputation with her playful, politically charged HBO Documentary Films focusing on the famous (George Bush, Ted Haggard, John McCain, Barack Obama) and not-so-famous (right-wing Republicans, Evangelicals, motel kids in California). We are excited to announce that her timely and important films are now available on our Films On Demand platform.
Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip
This uplifting and illuminating look at the naturalization process in America begins with the swearing-in ceremony of Pelosi’s own Dutch-born husband, Michiel Vos, and intersperses stories of newly naturalized citizens with interviews from notable first-generation Americans.
Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County
Shot over the course of the summer of 2009, this film follows several Southern California children who have taken up residence at discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, spending their childhoods in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the wealthiest regions of America.
Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?
With the election of 2016 shaping up to be the most expensive in U.S. history, candidates from both political parties are relying on the generosity of big donors to get their message out to the American people. Pelosi takes viewers behind the scenes to top-dollar fundraisers and goes face to face with some of the mega-donors who are funding America’s presidential candidates.
San Francisco 2.0
Pelosi returns to her hometown to find out what the tech boom has in store for this historically progressive city. Featuring interviews with top industry leaders, politicians, and long-time residents fighting for their place in a city that may be leaving them behind, this film is an insightful look at the price of progress, and the challenges of holding onto a collective past.
Fall to Grace
In 2004, after a scandal broke of his extramarital affair with another man, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey famously resigned from office. Through archival news footage and interviews, this documentary follows McGreevey as he studies to become an Episcopalian priest and motivates incarcerated women into believing they are worthy of a second chance.
Friends of God: The Evangelical Movement in America
A formidable force in American culture and politics, the evangelical movement is an extremely diverse group. In this program, Pelosi embarks on a fast-paced cross-country journey to gain a better understanding of this increasingly influential community, respectfully assembling an objective composite portrait.