Outstanding Documentary Series


The Emmy®-winning documentary series comes to SHOWTIME, delivering immersive reporting from the frontlines of global conflicts, civil uprisings and beyond, and tackling untold and complex geopolitical stories from all corners of the globe.

Not eligible for SAG Awards


For Your Consideration

Outstanding Documentary Series

Executive Producers: Beverly Chase, Subrata De
Co-Executive Producer: Craig Thomson
Supervising Producers: Robert Booth, Paula Salhany, Greg Wright, Amanda Pisetzner


Episode 201:Talibanistan & Armed and Black

Director of Photography – Ben Foley

Director of Photography – Andrew Cagle




Episode 201:Talibanistan & Armed and Black

Editor – Kelly Kendrick

Editor – Chris Iversen


Episode 202: Nigerian Uprising & The Brink

Sound Editor – Paula Salhany

Sound Editor – Andrew Pattison – Sound Editors


Episode 202: Nigerian Uprising & The Brink

Re-Recording Mixer – John Northcraft

Re-Recording Mixer – Brian Arnold


S2 E1 | “Talibanistan & Armed and Black”

In 2020, the US signed a peace deal with the Taliban. Hind Hassan travels inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan to speak with civilians and fighters and see what the future of Afghanistan could look like now that American troops are leaving after more than 19 years of war; In 2020, Black Americans purchased guns at a rate 60% higher than in 2019. Alzo Slade meets the major players arming up the Black community and talks with those who’ve seen first-hand how arming oneself as a Black person can carry unique and deadly risks.

S2 E2 | “Nigerian Uprising & The Brink”

In 2020, Nigerian demonstrators were gunned down at one of the largest and deadliest protests in a generation. It was a deadly turning point of the #EndSARS movement. Alzo Slade meets the young Nigerians at the center of the movement, and those involved in the crackdown against them; The events of Jan. 6th have been described by many government officials as the closest America has come in centuries to a military coup. Seb Walker sits down with top Trump administration officials to understand what was really going on in those chaotic days.

S2 E3 | “Evicted & Haiti’s New Strongman”

The US-backed President in Haiti has been accused of corruption and has reportedly used violent gangs to intimidate dissenting citizens. Jason Motlagh embeds with the leader of the gangs to uncover the relationship between the government and recent violence; The housing crisis in America has grown for decades. When eviction moratoriums are lifted, 30 million Americans could face the prospect of having no place to live. Ben Solomon meets those pulled into the cycle of homelessness: from eviction to living on the fringes of society.

S2 E4 | “El Darién & Out of Sight”

As thousands of migrants make their way toward the United States, many face a grueling 60-mile hike along the Columbia-Panama border through one of the world’s most dangerous jungles. Paola Ramos travels to El Darién to meet with migrants facing robbery, rape and death on the road north; The police-worn body camera is a potent weapon against police brutality, but while sales have skyrocketed, it has yet to fulfill its promise as a silver bullet. Krishna Andavolu investigates body camera functionality, usage, legislation and impact.

S2 E5 | “Egypt’s Silent War & Chain of Command”

US armed forces are trained and readied to face violence anywhere in the world, but today alarm is growing as enlisted personnel are falling victim to violence in a most unexpected place – on stateside military bases. Gianna Toboni meets with victims and insiders to explore stories of violence and impunity across the US military; Hind Hassan travels to Egypt to investigate systematic human rights abuses under a regime propped up by the US government, only to have an interview with a whistleblower brought to a forcible end.

S2 E6 | “Hong Kong’s Resistance & Prison Profiteers”

Laurel Chor reports from inside Hong Kong and meets the lawmakers and activists risking their lives to maintain the freedoms and civil liberties that Beijing is targeting; David Noriega investigates how the private prison industry pushes back against its critics to protect profits and what prison companies are doing to survive.

S2 E7 | “Yemen’s War Kids & Joint Custody”

Isobel Yeung gains rare access to the frontlines of Marib and explores how the escalation in Yemen’s conflict is impacting its most vulnerable citizens— children; Krishna Andavolu reports on how parents across the country who use pot can face losing custody of their kids even in states where it has been legalized.