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Trailer: OPERATION WEDDING (my parents & the plane hijacking) / Soviet Jewry Refuseniks

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Published on Jul 6, 2016

Upcoming screenings: http://www.operation-wedding-document...
Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Soviet Jews who were denied exit visas, plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR.

It started as a fantasy; under the disguise of a trip to a local wedding, the "hijackers" would buy every ticket on a 12-seater plane, so there would be no passengers but them.

Seized by the KGB just a few steps from boarding, they were subjected to a chilling show trial, while the whole world watched.

But they remained undaunted. Most of the group received lengthy sentences in the Gulag.

The pilot and group leader received a one-word sentence: death.

45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, "heroes" in the West, "terrorists" in Russia, even today.
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Produced by: Sasha Klein Productions, EgoMedia, Saxsonia Entertainment
With the support of IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority) and Latvia Film Centre.
Trailer edited by: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov
Trailer music by: Karlis Auzans

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