Netflix making miniseries about murdered Argentine lawyer Alberto Nisman

The miniseries will consist of four to six episodes about the life and shooting death of Nisman, who investigated the 1994 attack on the Buenos Aires center that killed 85 and wounded 300.

By JTA
February 15, 2018 14:51
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Netflix making miniseries about murdered Argentine lawyer Alberto Nisman

A woman holds up a photo of late state prosecutor Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the car bomb attack that killed 85 people at a Buenos Aires' Jewish community center, during commemorations of the second anniversary of his death in Buenos Aires, Argentina, January 18, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Netflix began production in Buenos Aires of a miniseries about the late AMIA Jewish center bombing prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

The British director, Justin Webster, will prepare four to six episodes about the life and shooting death of Nisman, who investigated the 1994 attack on the Buenos Aires center that killed 85 and wounded 300. Two months ago, the case was officially classified as a murder by an Argentine judge.

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The online streaming platform is creating the miniseries in association with JWP, a Catalonian company specializing in crafting narrative documentaries and series.

JWP producers want to interview Nisman’s relatives and those who were at the scene when Nisman’s dead body was found in his apartment on January 18, 2015. They include former Argentine National Security Secretary Sergio Berni; prosecutor Viviana Fein, who investigated the case in the initial stage and Nisman’s security guards.

Nisman’s daughters, Iara and Kala, have already been interviewed, according to the Spanish-language showbiz news website Exitoina.

Nisman had accused Iran of sponsoring the AMIA attack and declared unconstitutional his country’s memorandum of understanding with Iran to hold a joint investigation. His body was found hours before he was to present evidence to Argentine lawmakers that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner covered up Iran’s role in the attack.

The Netflix miniseries could connect a global audience to the case, but isn’t the first audio-visual project about the issue. Four years ago, award-winning Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai began preparing a film. In 2015, a Jewish producer making another movie, The  Prosecutor, said he was  threatened.


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