Presented over the course of three weeks, The Heavy Water War depicts one of the most exciting true-life stories from World War II—the Nazi’s efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies’ desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. One of the dramatic high points is the daring sabotage mission to blow up the heavy water factory in the Norwegian mountains in 1943, the outcome of which will determine the future of democracy.

This week, The Americans insist on bombing the heavy water factory, but Tronstad persuades the Allies to send in a team of Norwegians instead; in Germany, Nobel Prize winner Werner Heisenberg promises a breakthrough in the development of a Nazi atomic bomb. Heisenberg is appointed director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute; the Gunnerside team succeeds in blowing up the Hydro factory, but the Germans mount a major search for the saboteurs and order an immediate rebuilding of the heavy water facilities.



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WED—11-2-2016 THROUGH FRI—11-18-2016
Series pass $29 ($17 ASF Members)
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
90 min. | In Norwegian with English subtitles