Netflix streams miniseries about murdered Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Netflix debuted a miniseries about Alberto Nisman, the late AMIA Jewish center bombing prosecutor who was found dead the day he was supposed to share his investigation findings with government officials.

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.

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 Jan. 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 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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