The world watched live on television as the Palestinian terrorist group Black September stormed the Israeli athletes’ quarters at the 1972 Munich Olympics, taking eleven hostages that they would later kill. Four women: an athlete, a widow, and two undercover agents, bore sight to the tragedy, changing their lives forever.
Francine Zuckerman always wanted to be a filmmaker. She made her first film on Super 8 at 15. She had no choice but to carry on and fulfill her dream and now years later she has made nine independent documentaries and short films that won awards, screened on television and recognized at international festivals around the world.
She graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec and joined the National Film Board of Canada to make her first documentary, the award-winning Half the Kingdom which toured film festivals around the world. Her focus is on women, performing arts and social docs.
She continued her education studying directing at Columbia University’s summer program in New York; Writer’s workshop at the Script Factory, London and Director’s workshop, Director’s Guild of Canada.
Films include: Exposure: environmental links to breast cancer, a documentary hosted by singer/actor Olivia Newton-John; a Canada/ New Zealand co-production Punch Me in the Stomach; the Gemini nominated dramatic series; The Atwood Stories; a short film, Passengers which launched at the Toronto International Film Festival; a feature documentary We Are Here and her most recent project is a short drama, Mr. Bernstein launched at the Palm Springs Film Festival and winner of won Best Drama at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.