HBO Documentary Films Takes My Trip to Al Qaeda
The film is being called part doc and part performance piece. It is a collaboration between Gibney and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Lawrence Wright. The documentary is based on Wright's one-man play and was developed from Wright's 2006 book "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11."
My Trip to Al Qaeda, also performed by Wright, examines fundamentalist Islam's rise to power and the quandary he faces as a writer in keeping his objectivity.
My Trip to Al Qaeda will air on HBO in fall 2010.