The six-part series will air in the region on October 13, 2019, at 10:40 pm (KSA) on Discovery Channel, OSN channel 500.
Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg Why We Hate series will begin airing in the MENA region on October 13, 2019, at 10:40 pm on Discovery Channel, OSN channel 500.
Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard (Emmy winners for When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts), the series explores one of humanity’s most primal emotions – hate.
Commenting on the series, Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual said: “Discovery is tremendously proud to delve into this critical subject with legendary filmmakers Alex Gibney and Steven Spielberg and the teams they have assembled. The hard science gives us the knowledge we need, the storytelling provides the hope.”
Gibney and Spielberg added: “This is not a series that just documents something that’s happening; it’s an inquiry – an attempt to understand why we hate, through the science, and through an understanding of our common humanity. Hate is in our DNA. If we understand why we act the way we do, we can change the way we act. That is what we are uniquely capable of as human beings.”
Drawing on historical investigations and research in psychology, biology, and neuroscience, Why We Hate traces the evolutionary basis of hatred and its powerful impact on individuals and societies throughout human history.
The science behind the behaviour is a powerful tool to help us understand what drives conflict, enabling people to have real, tough conversations about these issues and behaviours.
Helping to unpack these complex issues in each episode are experts including Cognitive Scientist Laurie Santos, Evolutionary Anthropologist Brian Hare, Author Jelani Cobb, Extremism Expert Sasha Havlicek, International Criminal Lawyer Patricia Viseur Sellers, and Neuroscientist Emile Bruneau.
The series follows individuals seeking to quell the violent conflict and correct misperceptions, hears from former terrorists and architects of genocide, and allows viewers to consider lessons from some of the most brutal and enduring examples of hate throughout the world.
Why We Hate is an Amblin Television and Jigsaw Productions in association with Escape Artists for Discovery Channel. Directed by Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard. The series is Executive Produced by Alex Gibney, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, David McKillop, Jon Bardin, Yael Melamede, and Erica Sashin. For Escape Artists: Executive Producer, Steve Tisch; For Discovery Channel: Executive Producers, Nancy Daniels and Howard Swartz.