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March 30, 2016 12:59 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Matthew Taylor – Voices

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Matthew Taylor


Filmmaker Matthew Taylor was knee-deep on a project that was supposed to be his directorial debut when he learned of the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, a special prosecutor appointed to investigate a 1994 terrorist attack on a Jewish community center in Argentina.

Nisman’s sudden death prompted Taylor to drop everything and shift his complete focus to the project that became “Los Abandonados,” a documentary film about the investigation of the 1994 AMIA bombing that claimed the lives of 85 people and injured numerous others.

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“It was an interesting story that needed to be told,” said Taylor, prior to a screening of the film at the Center for Jewish History, hosted by The Algemeiner. The film claims that the 1994 bombing, the worst terrorist attack in the Western Hemisphere until 9/11, was motivated by a nuclear arms deal with Iran gone bad.


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