Sabena Hijacking

Sabena Hijacking - My Version

Recounting the dramatic events of May 8, 1972, this is the true story of the hijacking of flight 571 from Brussels to Tel Aviv by four armed Palestinian terrorists.

For 30 nerve-wracking hours, the passengers and crew of Sabena 571 were held hostage in their seats and threatened to be blown to pieces if Israel refused to cooperate with demands to release over 300 Palestinian prisoners. Based on pilot Reginald Levy’s first-person account as well as the testimony of several passengers who survived the harrowing ordeal, this powerful, suspenseful docu-drama presents a compelling cinematic reenactment of the events, weaving genuine archival material and exclusive interviews with Netanyahu, Barak, and Peres, who were in charge of the rescue effort.

underwritten by
Futerman Supporting Foundation:
Sara Futerman, Rina and Danny Chessin,
Daphne Futerman and Ira Jevotovsky, and Eli and Peggy Futerman


KESHET INTERNATIONAL: "Sabena Flight 571: The untold story. Sometimes reality can be more gripping than fiction"

THE GUARDIAN: Four hijackers and three Israeli PMs: the incredible story of Sabena flight 571

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Sunday, July 17, 2pm,
Dryden Theatre

Director: Rani Saar
Country: Israel
Running Time: 100 min
Year: 2015
Language: Arabic/English/French/Hebrew w/ subtitles
Genre: documentary

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