26 2017

HJFF: “Sabena Hijacking – My Version”

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Digiplex Bloomfield, Wintonbury Mall, 863 Park Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Contact Nicole Greenblatt

Hartford Jewish Film Festival: Sabena Hijacking – My Version


Hebrew, French, Arabic , English with subtitles; Israel; 2015

Docudrama, 104 minutes

Director: Rani Sa’ar


On May 8, 1972 four hijackers from the Palestinian organization "Black September" took control of Belgian Sabena Flight 571 from Brussels to Tel Aviv. The hijacking marked the beginning of thirty nerve-wracking hours, together fascinating human, military, and political drama both inside and outside of the plane. "Sabena Hijacking - My Version," presents a cinematic reenactment of the events woven together with genuine archive material and exclusive interviews with three revered Israeli political leaders who were in charge of the rescue effort at the time, as well as the only surviving hijacker.


This film is sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. Visit for more information or tickets.