The Children of Selvino: From Book To TV Miniseries

Mar 26, 2021 160

The eight-part Italian miniseries, The War Is Over, airing on MHz Choice is so moving that it compelled me to dig deeper. The closing credits note that the narrative was adapted from a book, The Children of Selvino: Journey to the Promised Land, by Aharon Megged. Was the TV series faithful to the book? I wanted to find out.

The fictional characters and storylines of the TV adaptation are based on real life stories which, although credible, are almost unimaginable. (You can read my previously posted review of this engaging TV series.) They were recounted to the author of the book many years later through interviews and conversations with surviving “children” and their families.  

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