HBO Documentary Films has acquired domestic broadcast rights to portrait photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders documentary The Black List: Volume One, which gets its world premiere here on Jan 22.

Film critic Elvis Mitchell interviews 20 high-profile African-Americans about their views on personal identity. Talking heads include Chris Rock, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, Richard Parsons, Sean Combs, Al Sharpton and Slash.

Mitchell, Greenfield-Sanders and Michael Slap Sloane produced and Christopher McKee, Scott Richman, Payne Brown and Tommy Walker served as executive producers.

HBO negotiated with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and David Koh of Arthouse Films on behalf of the film-makers and Freemind Ventures.

HBO previously collaborated with Greenfield-Sanders when he contributed photographs to the HBO Documentary Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq.