Free online event: “Operation Wedding” viewing and Post-Film Discussion with Film Director

Classrooms Without Borders shows "Operation Wedding"

Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with Rodef Shalom Congregation, is excited to offer the opportunity to watch the film “Operation Wedding” and engage in a post-film discussion with the film director, Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov and her mother Sylva, one of the actual hijackers! CWB scholar Avi Ben-Hur will open the discussion.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:00 pm Eastern Time

More about the film (and on this site):

It started as a fantasy, Operation Wedding, as outrageous as it was simple: Under the disguise of a trip to a local family wedding, the group members would buy every ticket on a small 12-seater plane, so there would be no passengers but them, no innocents in harm’s way. The group’s pilot would take over the controls and fly the 16 runaways into the sky, over the Soviet border, on to Sweden, bound for Israel.

Caught by the KGB a few steps from boarding, they were sentenced to years in the gulag and two were sentenced to death; they never got on a plane….

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