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The HBO miniseries, "Show Me A Hero" from "The Wire" creator David Simon debuts August 16, 2015. The series is based on the nonfiction book by Lisa Belkin. It will include fictionalized versions of characters shown in "Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story," portrayed on HBO by Jim Belushi, Catherine Keener, Oscar Issac, Alfred Molina, LaTanya Richardson.

To mark this event the documentary Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story will be made available for viewing online. To stream the film go to Vimeo on Demand.

The Real People in Yonkers

(pictures from the official HBO trailer)

To meet the real characters portrayed dramatically in "Show Me a Hero” view "Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story” online now. Kavanagh Productions produces documentaries on significant historical and social issues. Subscribe with your email and let us update you about upcoming projects.

Mary Dorman / Catherine Keener

Henry Spallone / Alfred Molina

Vincenza Restiano / Winona Ryder

Angelo Martinelli / James Belushi

Nick Wasicsko / Oscar Isaac

Hon. Judge Leonard Sand / Bob Balaban

Activists you will only meet in Brick by Brick

Herman Keith

Winston Ross

Gene Capello

Doris Capello

Adrean Owens