Operation Wedding  מבצע חתונה

10100 Jamison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:00 pm

General admission: $13; Seniors $10; Students $6

The compelling documentary by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov revisits the daring escape plot that her parents hatched 45 years ago with a group of other Soviet Jewish dissidents. Under the guise of attending a local wedding, twelve young Jews hijacked a Soviet airplane and attempted to escape the long arm of the KGB. Unfortunately, they were caught and sentenced to the gulag, while news of their failed escape caught worldwide attention and sparked protest against the Soviet government. Using interviews, archival footage, and reenactment, Anat paints an intimate portrait of her parents, considered heroes in the West and terrorists in Russia. Do You Know Your Parents Are Heroes? The Story Behind 'Operation Wedding' Jewish Press reviews the film and interviews director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov about her journey to discover her parents' past. Read more >>
Country: Israel, Latvia
Release Date: 2016
Time: 63 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Hebrew, Russian with English subtitles
Director: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov
Topics: Immigrants to Israel
Guest Speaker: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, Director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov is an Israeli film director. She is best known for her fascinating documentary Operation Wedding, detailing the dramatic events around the Dymshits–Kuznetsov aircraft hijacking affair, an attempt to steal a civilian aircraft on 15 June 1970 by a group of 16 Soviet refuseniks in order to escape to the West.
Won Best Story and Feature Documentary, Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award (HIDA)