Academy Award-Winning Documentary 'One Day in September' to Air on JLTV's "Saturday Night at the Movies.
Narrated by Michael Douglas, One Day in September tells the story of the 1972 Munich Olympics, which were interrupted by Palestinian terrorists taking Israeli athletes hostage. Besides footage taken at the time, we see interviews with the surviving terrorist, Jamal Al Gashey, and various officials detailing exactly how the police, lacking an anti-terrorist squad and turning down help from the Israelis, botched the operation, resulting in the deaths of 11 of Israel's Olympic athletes.
The documentary begins with an advertisement by the Munich Tourism Bureau with a beautiful young girl inviting the world to visit the city for the Olympics, then shows interviews with the wives of some of the murdered athletes, including Ankie Spitzer, widow of fencing coach Andre Spitzer. The film also features the first known filmed interview with Jamal Al-Gashey, allegedly the only surviving terrorist. Al-Gashey, who is in hiding in Africa, wears a cap and sunglasses and his face is slightly blurred.
The film won the 2000 Academy Award for "Best Documentary."
One Day in September airs during prime time Saturday night.