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A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR. Caught by the KGB, they were sentenced to years in the gulag and 2 were sentenced to death. 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. While the Soviet press prints “the criminals are punished”, tens of thousands of people in the free world demand “Let My People Go!” Through intimate interviews, rare archives and reenactment made both in Israel and Russia, Anat reveals the full story of her parents who cracked the Iron Curtain.
"Watching this film gives us the sense of looking through a magical, miraculous window on a time the likes of which we may never see again. We can, however, experience it through Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov’s powerful, emotional, exhilarating film and come away filled with both satisfaction and hope..."
San Diego Jewish World
Festival & Awards
DocuTiff - 2017
Audience Choice Award
Around Film Festival - 2017
Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards - 2017
Award of Recognition