Monday, September 17, 2012

Casa Video, One Doc At A Time: 'One Day in September'

Posted on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The Summer 2012 Olympics ended more than a month ago. But, recently I read an article about one of the survivors of the attack on the Israeli team at the 1972 Olympics in Munich on CNN. His name is Shaul Ladany, and he expressed great disappointment at the fact that the IOC president Jacques Rogge refused to include a minute of silence in honor of the Israeli team members who were killed in '72, at this year's opening ceremony. After all, it had been 40 years since the killings.

After I read the article, I got an urge to go to Casa Video and rent One Day in September, the 1999 Academy Award winner for best documentary. The film narrates eveything that went down before, during and after members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by a Palestinian terrorist group. It's definitely shocking and sad to see how the story unfolds.

It shows real footage from the time and interviews with survivors, family members of those who were killed, and an exclusive interview with Jamal Al Gashey, who is, allegedly, the sole survivor of the Palestinian terrorist group. His face is blurred out, of course. To this day he is believed to be in hiding somewhere in North Africa. It is ridiculous that this guy still roams the streets.

This was a sad pick but definitely worth the trip to Casa, and I highly recommend it.

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