THE Buenos Aires area of Once is known for its synagogues, Jewish cultural centres and for being the Argentine capital’s main garment district.
It is also the area where Daniel Burman was raised — and where his love of storytelling began.
And his film The Tenth Man, which was released in 2016, takes places in Once (pronounced On-zay).
In one scene, the main character, who is Jewish, walks past a memorial for the 85 victims of the 1994 Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AIMA) bombing.
The deadly attack came two years after a terrorist attack at the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires killed 29.
And, 30 years later, Daniel’s new Amazon Prime series, Yosi, the Regretful Spy, tells the story of the lead-up to the suicide bombing at the embassy.
The first scene in the eight-part drama begins with a huge pile of debris, policemen carrying bodies and survivors crying for help.
“The project started for me in a book store,” Daniel told me from his home in Buenos Aires.
“I picked up this book by Miriam Lewin and Horacio Lutzky, and read that it was a true story about a spy who infiltrated the Jewish community in Buenos Aires.
“I called Miriam and Horacio because I knew then that their story was waiting for me because it captivated me so much.”
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