Quebec-Israel Committee - Media Advisory - "One Day in September" Academy Award Winning Documentary Makes its Premiere in Canada
What: Billed as the "Olympics of Peace and Joy", "One Day in September" reveals the full dramatic story of the attack that ensued at the 1972 Munich Olympics. As the world looked on in disbelief, an extreme separatist group of Palestinians calling themselves "Black September" entered the Olympic village and held 11 Israeli athletes hostage. The film uses extraordinary archival
footage and interviews with those who took part, including the only surviving member of the Black September group. "One Day in September" won the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary (2000) and is being presented in Canada for the first time.
Who: The event is being held by Kollel Torah Mitzion (The Montreal Jewish Community Educational Centre). KTM is an educational institution that offers extra-curricular learning and social programs to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Honourary Event Chair for the event is Hollywood veteran actor, director, writer and philanthropist Kirk Douglas, Guest of Honour is six-time Oscar winning producer Arthur Cohn. Cohn has produced such celebrated films as "Central-Station", "The Garden of the Finzi-Continis" and "Two Bits" starring
Al Pacino. Cohn is also the only European producer honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Why: Since the recent information about the new Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (known as Abu Mazen) financing the massacre in Munich has been exposed, the film has become more relevant than ever. Three decades later, we are still learning the true story. "Abu Mazen is not as terrorism- free as might have been thought - and he is in fact connected with one of the 20th century's most infamous terrorist crimes" Arutz Sheva News Service.
Where: Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield, 3rd floor mezzanine
When: Monday June 2, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.