Brainstorm Media and DIRECTV have partnered to present a series of socially and culturally relevant documentaries for the beginning of October on the satellite service.

The films will also screen in select theatres late September, which will also include live discussions following the screenings.

The 12-part series kicks off with the premiere of Battle For Brooklyn on Oct 20 and is followed by Big Boys Gone Bananas on Dec 1.

“Our team has been perfecting this idea for the past few years and we are thrilled that DirecTV has come on board,” Brainstorm Media president Meyer Shwarzstein said. “With their commitment to documentaries, their sophisticated audience and their willingness to support the filmmakers and movies, we couldn’t be happier.”