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About Operation Wedding - documentary 2016 מבצע חתונה - דוקומנטרי

Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. 45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, reveals the compelling story of her parents, leaders of the group, "heroes" in the West but "terrorists" in Russia, even today.
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 hijackers 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, who once flew for the Red Army, would take over the controls and fly the 16 runaways into the sky, over the Soviet border, on to Sweden, bound for Israel.
They were caught in the airport, a few steps from boarding the plane, and tried for high treason. Among those arrested remained one woman to be on trial: Sylva Zalmanson, who receives 10 years in Gulag. Sylva's newlywed husband Edward Kuznetsov, receives death sentence.
While the Soviet press writes "the criminals received their punishment", tens of thousands of people in the free world demand "Let My People Go!"
As the Iron Curtain opens a crack for 300,000 Soviets Jews wanting to flee, the group members are held back to pay the price of freedom for everyone else.
"Your parents are heroes," Anat had been told ever since she was a child. Every year at school, she was asked to stand up in class and share their story.
Nevertheless, the saga of the family was gradually forgotten. At age 29, Anat decided to do what she had been asked since the first grade. She would tell her parents’ story to the world.
Anat travels with her mother Sylva, to retrace the group's journey from the day of the arrest at the small Soviet airport to KGB prison where 25 year-old Sylva was kept before the trial. Anat's research grows for years and she finds rare archives and interview former key members of KGB trying to understand their point of view.
Through a collage of interviews, discussions over vodka and cigarette smoke, rare archives and reenactment made both in Israel 1980 and in Russia 2010, Anat revels for the first time the full story of her parents and a group of civilians that changed history and cracked the Iron Curtain.

Original Language: Hebrew, English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Hebrew, Russian, Latvian
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Genres:
Documentary
Hometown:
Tel Aviv, Israel

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About Operation Wedding - documentary 2016 מבצע חתונה - דוקומנטרי

Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. 45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, reveals the compelling story of her parents, leaders of the group, "heroes" in the West but "terrorists" in Russia, even today.
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 hijackers 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, who once flew for the Red Army, would take over the controls and fly the 16 runaways into the sky, over the Soviet border, on to Sweden, bound for Israel.
They were caught in the airport, a few steps from boarding the plane, and tried for high treason. Among those arrested remained one woman to be on trial: Sylva Zalmanson, who receives 10 years in Gulag. Sylva's newlywed husband Edward Kuznetsov, receives death sentence.
While the Soviet press writes "the criminals received their punishment", tens of thousands of people in the free world demand "Let My People Go!"
As the Iron Curtain opens a crack for 300,000 Soviets Jews wanting to flee, the group members are held back to pay the price of freedom for everyone else.
"Your parents are heroes," Anat had been told ever since she was a child. Every year at school, she was asked to stand up in class and share their story.
Nevertheless, the saga of the family was gradually forgotten. At age 29, Anat decided to do what she had been asked since the first grade. She would tell her parents’ story to the world.
Anat travels with her mother Sylva, to retrace the group's journey from the day of the arrest at the small Soviet airport to KGB prison where 25 year-old Sylva was kept before the trial. Anat's research grows for years and she finds rare archives and interview former key members of KGB trying to understand their point of view.
Through a collage of interviews, discussions over vodka and cigarette smoke, rare archives and reenactment made both in Israel 1980 and in Russia 2010, Anat revels for the first time the full story of her parents and a group of civilians that changed history and cracked the Iron Curtain.

Original Language: Hebrew, English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Hebrew, Russian, Latvian
Show More
Genres:
Documentary
Hometown:
Tel Aviv, Israel

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