A documentary by the former FBI agent Valerie L. Plame, who became the target of a corruption investigation in 2002, is receiving a major boost with the premiere of its first episode.
The film, “Bombshelter,” will premiere on PBS next month, bringing a new look at the history of the CIA and its role in the 9/11 attacks, a new era in American politics and a look at Plame as a woman who struggled with PTSD and had a deep desire to expose the CIA’s role in helping to orchestrate the attack.
Plame, the wife of former CIA director John Brennan, died at age 86 of cancer on Feb. 17.
She left behind a memoir, “The Plame Affair,” and the book, which was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006.
Plames family has been working to secure a spot for the documentary.
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Plame said she was “devastated” to see the film, but said the film was a fitting tribute to her life.
She said she felt lucky to have been able to work on a documentary that would honor her.
She said she hoped people would see it as a “bombshell,” and not a “story of a CIA agent who was a victim of the 9-11 attack and whose life and work will be celebrated.”
The film’s producers, David Simon and Jonathan Goldblatt, say it will be the first documentary to look at events surrounding the attack on the World Trade Center and its aftermath, and will delve into Plames private life and political life.
Plames husband, former Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), was the first person killed in the attack, along with several others.
Plamel says she was a “loner” before the attack and that she has always been the “perfect storm” for being a whistleblower.
In the documentary, Plamas husband and her son, Joseph, will discuss the family’s struggle to survive and the way they have struggled to cope with the events of the attack that killed him.
Plames son, Edward, also an agent, will make a cameo appearance in the film.
Plamy is also featured as a person of interest in the case.
She described herself as a bit of a recluse who liked to spend time with her son and would go to her daughter’s house after school.
Plamance has said her daughter and her husband are trying to rebuild their lives and are trying not to dwell on the 9 to 11 attacks.
Plamas family says they want to do whatever they can to help others and their lives are healing.
A PBS spokeswoman said in a statement that “The PBS documentary will be based on a comprehensive examination of the events leading up to and during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.”
The documentary is being produced by HBO and Warner Bros., the same company that produced the “Bones” series and the documentary “Punisher,” about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
PBS, which is the network’s parent company, is owned by PBS parent Time Warner.