Discovery Picks Up Who Will Write Our History


Discovery has acquired the award-winning documentary Who Will Write Our History, scheduled for a January 2020 debut in the U.S. and many territories around the world.

Abramorama is behind the project, from director Roberta Grossman and executive producers Nancy Spielberg, Ronald S. Lauder, Al Berg, Ori and Mirit Eisen, Anna Różalska and Philippa Kowarsky. The feature documentary, shot on location in Poland with the participation of Joan Allen, Adrien Brody, Jowita Budnik, Piotr Glowacki, Karolina Gruska and Wojciech Zielinski, reminds us of the courage of a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders who decided to fight back against lies and propaganda with paper and pen. It is based on the book Who Will Write Our History? by Samuel D. Kassow.

Lauder said, “From the moment I became involved with Who Will Write Our History, I shared Roberta’s and Nancy’s vision of producing a documentary film that must be seen by the widest possible global audience. Discovery’s vast international reach and reputation for presenting high-quality, non-fiction programming make it the perfect television partner. We deeply appreciate Nancy Daniels and David Zazlav’s support and commitment to broadcasting this important and timely story. The only way to fight modern-day anti-Semitism is through education, and this film will be an important tool in that arsenal.”

Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer for Discovery and Factual, added, “Who Will Write Our History reminds us all how important all voices are needed to find the truth. And while World War II was over nearly 75 years ago, today these stories emphasize how imperative it for journalists and writers to record and unpack the issues they are observing. Discovery is honored to work with Ronald, Nancy, and Roberta to bring this film to TV audiences in the U.S. and beyond.”