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Director: Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov | Israel / Latvia | 2016 | Documentary |  Hebrew / English / Russian | English Subtitles | 62 mins
Kindly supported by the Consulate General Israel of Hong Kong
Q & A with Anya and Dima Apelbaum will follow the film.*

Synopsis

Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and escape the USSR under the disguise of a trip to a local wedding. Caught by the KGB, they were sentenced to years in the gulag and two were sentenced to death. While the Soviet press condemned the group as criminals, tens of thousands of people in the free world demanded “Let My People Go!”. Forty-five years later, through a collage of intimate interviews, access to rare archives and reenactment in both Israel and Russia, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents who cracked the Iron Curtain.

* The families of Anya and Dima had also escaped from the Soviet Union,

Awards

Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 2016
Winner: Award of Recognition Feature Documentary
Winner: HIIDA Award: Best story

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