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December 3, 2016 @ 9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am


Coachella Valley Premiere

SABENA HIJACKING: MY VERSION is a nerve-racking reenactment of a true story.  On May 8, 1972, the Palestinian group Black September seized control of Sabena Flight 971 shortly after takeoff from Vienna en route to Tel Aviv. The next day, Israeli Special Forces launched a daring operation to rescue the passengers and retake the plane.  Includes an interview with the sole surviving hijacker.  Nominated for the Israeli Best Documentary Film Academy Award.

Director:  Rani Sa’ar
Writer:  Moshe Zonder
Genre:  Docu-drama
Running Time:  98 minutes
Distributor:  Go 2 Films
Country:  Israel
Language:  Arabic|English|French|Hebrew  w|English Subtitles
Rating:  N|R
Stars:  George Iskandar, Bobby Lax, Laetitia Loreni

FESTIVALS:  USA: Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema; JFF’s: Silicon Valley, Cleveland, Dallas, Berkshire, Charlotte, Rochester, Detroit, Washington, Northern Virginia, Cherry Hill, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Baltimore, Naples, Houston, Honolulu, Maine, East Bay, Charlotte, San Diego, San Antonio, Denver, Atlanta, Miami, Twin Cities, Philadelphia; Montreal Israeli Film Festival; JFF’s: Calgary, Hong Kong, UK, Geneva, Warsaw, Australia

AWARDS:  S. Korea, TV Movie Silver Bird Prize at the Seoul International Drama Awards; USA Best Documentary, Rochester JFF, Best Docu-Drama, Cherry Hill JFF, Audience Favorite Award, Charlotte JFF; Audience Award, LA Israeli Film Festival

“Captivating, fast-paced, and utterly suspenseful … “ Atlanta JFF

Official Website w|Trailer:  http://www.go2films.com/Israeli-Society/Sabena-Hijacking-My-Version


December 3, 2016
9:20 am to approx. 11:45 am
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society
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