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One Day In September

MacDonald, Kevin. USA. 1999.

Title:
One Day In September
Alternate Title:
America Undercover: One Day in September
Director:
MacDonald, Kevin
Country:
USA
Year:
1999
Publisher:
Columbia triStar Home Video, 2001
Description:
1 videocassette of 1.   1/2", VHS, NTSC.   viewing copy.
Feature.   94 minutes.   color.   sound - 5.1 Dolby surround.   fullscreen
Genre:
Documentary
Notes:
In 1972, athletes from around the globe gathered in Munich, Germany for the Olympic Games. However, the Olympic spirit of brotherhood and peaceful competition was shattered when eight Palestinian terrorists invaded the athletes' quarters to take the Israeli team hostage, resulting in the violent deaths of eleven athletes. In One Day in September, director Kevin Macdonald mixes newsreel coverage of the tragedy with interviews of witnesses and participants (including Jamil Al Gashey, the only surviving member of the terrorist cadre Black September who were responsible for the killings), as they discuss what happened, and how a dangerous situation turned tragic and deadly. The film received an Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature.
Status:
IN