Denise Petski Senior Managing Editor. Dedline, November 18, 2019
Discovery has acquired global television rights to Warsaw Ghetto documentary Who Will Write Our History from the film’s distributor Abramorama. The Discovery broadcast is scheduled for January 2020 in the U.S. and several territories worldwide.
Giant Pictures, Kathadin Productions, Playmount Productions and Match&Spark also are behind the film from director Roberta Grossman and executive producer Nancy Spielberg.
Featuring narration from Joan Allen and The Pianist star Adrien Brody, Who Will Write Our History is set in November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, when a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, the clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage, and dramatizations (shot on location in Lodz and Warsaw, Poland) to transport viewers inside the Ghetto and the lives of the courageous resistance fighters. You can watch the trailer below.