Documentary About Sandra Bland is Coming to HBO

The story about the life and death of Sandra Bland will be coming to HBO this fall.

On Wednesday, the cable network announced a new lineup for the fall, which includes a documentary about Bland’s life and the events leading up to her tragic death. Titled “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland,” the documentary will follow filmmakers, Katie Davis and David Heilbroner, as they work with Sandra’s family and their legal team as they try to figure out what happened to Sandra and seek justice.

According to HBO, the program will give viewers a compelling look into her life by featuring Bland’s video blogs – SandySpeaks – which shows the Chicago native speaking on various topics including police brutality and social injustice.

In 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three days after her arrest, Bland was found in her cell hanging from a noose. Although her death was ruled a suicide, her unexpected death caused allegations of a racially-motivated murder by police and sparked rallies across the U.S.

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland will premiere in December.

Photo Credit: SACRAMENTO, CA – MARCH 22: A Black Lives Matter protester holds a sign during a demonstration on March 22, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration against the Sacramento police department after two officers shot and killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, in the backyard of his grandmother’s house following a foot pursuit on Sunday evening. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)