Stealing the Fire, a documentary on Karl-Heinz Schaab who sold nuclear secrets to Iraq will be shown at 9 p.m. tonight as part of Doc Day on the Sundance Channel as well as several more times this month. It will be followed at 10:40 p.m. by Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After The 1979 Revolution which is part of the channel’s Portraits of Islam focus which will include documentaries and feature films.
Eric Nadler, an investigative journalist who was reported for Frontline (including Loose Nukes), and John S. Friedman who produced “Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie” trace the story all the way back to the Nazi nuclear weapons program.
They were interviewed when the documentary was part of the Human Rights Watch Internation Film Festival (it also had a limited theatrical run). They said that Schaab’s trial received little coverage.
Stealing the Fire repeats Saturday, May 17th at 6 a.m., Monday May, 19th at 4 p.m., Thursday May 22nd at 3:15 p.m., and Friday, May 23rd at 4:35 a.m.