Sean Penn's documentary 'Citizen Penn' to launch on Discovery Plus

LOS ANGELES: Discovery Plus has acquired Hollywood star Sean Penn’s upcoming documentary “Citizen Penn”.

The documentary follows the actor and his team of volunteers helping Haitians in the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Written and directed by Don Hardy, the film will premiere on the streaming service on May 6, Discovery Plus said in a statement.

“Citizen Penn” chronicles the moment Penn and his team of volunteers landed in Haiti, just days after the earthquake struck, and the ten years since.

The film offers viewers an intimate, honest, and self-reflective look into the triumphs and challenges of those who decided to do something.

“From climate to conflict resolution, to poverty and COVID-19, citizenship increasingly requires service.

Service itself can be a bumpy road, but one we all have to travel.

“Don Hardy traveled it with CORE (JP/HRO) for over a decade, and I hope his insightful filmmaking will find some form of inspiration for those who watch it.

He shows the good, the bad, and the ugly,” the 60-year-old actor said.

Originally set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2020, the film won the Audience Choice Award at the Heartland Film Festival and played at AFI Fest, Raindance and the Vancouver International Film Festival, among others.

Hardy has also produced the documentary along with Shawn Dailey.

Executive producers include Ellen Fair, Kim Forbes Tramel, Dan Braun and Josh Braun.

“Citizen Penn” features original score by Linda Perry, with an original song “Eden: To Find Love”, written by Perry and Bono, and performed by Bono.