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Jewish Film Festival: Operation Wedding
August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 20, 4pm
The J, Staenberg Family Complex, Creve Coeur
$13 for adults; $8 for students (16 and younger)
They cracked the Iron Curtain
Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty small passenger plane and escape from the USSR. Caught by the KGB a few steps from boarding, they were sentenced to years in the gulag, with two sentenced to death. Forty-five years later, through a collage of intimate interviews, rare archival footage, and reenactment, the filmmaker reveals the compelling story! Leaders of the group were considered “heroes” in the West but “terrorists” in the Soviet Union.
English and Hebrew/Russian/Latvian with English Subtitles
Director: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov
Documentary: 62 minutes
Introduction: Barry Rosenberg, Professor of Practice, Washington University, former CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis