Munich ‘72 And Beyond
September 5, 1972 Terrorists took eleven Israeli athletes hostage at the Munich Olympics, shattering Germany’s “Happy Games” and the political sanctuary at the heart of the Olympic movement. The “Munich Massacre” ended tragically with the death of all eleven Israelis and a German policeman, and quickly became a historical turning point for the Olympics, terrorism, and for a world audience tuned into the first international broadcast of the games. Governments reacted while the families of the victims tirelessly sought answers. Still, all these years later one task remained incomplete: the creation of a memorial sufficient enough to recognize the courage of the fallen athletes.
Global Sports Development Producers, Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich, have partnered with Director Stephen Crisman and Executive Producer Michael Cascio to capture the story of the Munich Memorial, and to create an unflinching, elegant, and timely examination of contemporary remembrance. Memorials honor the fallen, but they also demand the past remain present. The documentary will revisit Munich’s history and bring it into a contemporary moment through intimate interviews and access to those involved, revealing shocking details the public has never before heard.
Ultimately, Munich ’72 and Beyond is a very human story. It is an empowering story which suggests that memory is a critical, contemporary action capable of far more hope than grief.
REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS
Forty-two years later, the Munich attack is merely a historical footnote. We need to come to terms with this horrific trauma before any healing can take place.”
~ Dr. Steven Ungerleider, Author/Producer – Munich ’72 & Beyond ~
Historical moments are often the completion of a generation, of political upheaval, exile, or reflection – a gradual understanding of the current reach of past events. In 2014, history was made when the German States Ministry for Education, Science and Culture, with the support of the International Olympic Committee and The Foundation for Global Sports Development, initiated the Munich Memorial Project, in tribute to the fallen Israeli Olympic Team.
Opened in September 2017, this memorial will commit significant focus to the biographies of each victim, capable of shouldering their legacy – through ongoing remembrance.
News & Press
- January 9, 2017 — The Foundation for Global Sports Development Offers Online Screenings of “Munich ’72 and Beyond” During Opening of Munich Memorial (The Foundation for Global Sports Development)
- September 16, 2016 – “Munich ‘72 and Beyond” Wins Bst Documentary at LA Shorts Fest
- August 2, 2016 – Big Law Partner Gets Emmy Nod for Munich ‘72 Documentary (The Recorder)
- June 14, 2016 – Munich ‘72 and Beyond Documentary from The Foundation for Global Sports Development Will Screen at the Jewish Family & Children’s Services in San Francisco
- June 9, 2016 – “Munich ‘72 and Beyond” Documentary to Premiere at the LA Shorts Fest
- June 9, 2016 – Opening Of Munich Massacre Memorial In Germany Is A Challenge For The IOC (Forbes)
- May 13, 2016 – Documentary Sheds New Light on Killing of 11 Israelis at 1972 Munich Olympics (LA Times)
- December 1, 2015 – Long-Hidden Details Reveal Cruelty of 1972 Munich Attackers (The New York Times)
- September 26, 2015 – “Munich ‘72 and Beyond” Chronicles Aftermath (Japan Times)
- May 29, 2015 — Podcast with Producer Dr. Steven Ungerleider (Around the Rings)
- May 27, 2015 – Slain Israeli Olympians Headed for Recognition (Jewish Business News)
- May 6, 2015 – Film Production Begins (The Foundation for Global Sports Development)
- April 4, 2015 – Memorial for Munich Massacre 43 Years On
- March 20, 2015 – One Step Closer to Peace (The Register-Guard)
- March 17, 2015 – Producer: Attack Documentary Will Differ from Others (The Algemeiner)
- February 27, 2015 – New Documentary: Will Examine Munich ‘72 (Around the Rings)
- September 29, 2014 – GSD: Pledges $250 K to Munich Memorial Project (The Foundation for Global Sports Development)
- September 22, 2014 – The Munich Memorial Project
- September 21, 2014 – ‘72 Olympic Attack – End of the Happy Games (Suede Deutsche)