Date(s) - Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
The would-be Zionist plane hijacking…
An inspiring, deeply moving and thought provoking documentary Operation Wedding. It is not about planning a wedding, it is about Refusniks and the people who fought for them.
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 of young Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas, would buy every ticket on a small 12-seater plane, so there would be no passengers but them, no innocents in harm’s way. They were caught in the airport, a few steps from boarding the plane, and tried for high treason.
Sounds far-fetched? This is a true story, exciting and fascinating!
45 years later, the daughter of the group’s leaders, Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, reveals the story of parents, group leaders, “heroes” in the free world, “terrorists” in Russia.
Washington Jewish Film Festival premiering OPERATION WEDDING with guest Director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov