Netflix making show about murdered Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman
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Netflix making show about murdered Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Miniseries will explore the life and death of official who investigated the deadly 1994 attack on the Buenos Aires Jewish center

Argentina's public prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, gives a news conference in Buenos Aires, May 20, 2009. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Argentina's public prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, gives a news conference in Buenos Aires, May 20, 2009. (JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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.

The aftermath of the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires (Newspaper La Nación (Argentina/Wikipedia Commons)

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 audiovisual 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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