Munich ’72 and Beyond: Film Premiere
San Francisco 6:00 pm
June 28, 2016
The JFCS Holocaust Center is proud to host the San Francisco premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary Munich ’72 and Beyond.
On September 5, 1972, eight Palestinian terrorists broke into the living quarters of the Olympic Village in Munich, taking eleven Israeli athletes as hostages. The standoff lasted 20 hours and ended with a disastrous rescue attempt. Munich ’72 and Beyond explores this devastating event forty-three years later with new interviews with eyewitnesses, officials, and the victims’ relatives. The film also addresses the long struggle for a permanent memorial for the slain athletes.
The 45-minute film will begin promptly at 6:15 pm. Following the screening Dr. Steven Ungerleider, producer of Munich ’72 and Beyond, will be in conversation with Morgan Blum Schneider, Director of Education at the JFCS Holocaust Center, discussing the film, trauma, and the power of memory.
Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public. It will sell out so please reserve your spot now.
When: Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: JFCS, 2150 Post Street, San Francisco
Dr. Steven Ungerleider, the film’s producer, and JFCS supporter, serves as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s panel for sport psychology and is a consultant to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). His organization, the Foundation for Global Sports, is a part of the effort to erect a memorial in Munich scheduled for completion next fall in cooperation with the Bavarian and German state governments and the IOC.