11th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival: Above and Beyond
Days before the establishment of Israel, it became obvious that the new state would have to protect itself from invasion by its neighbors. Thus began the birth of what would become the Israeli Air Force. World War II pilots, Jewish and non-Jewish, were recruited at great risk to their lives, and for the American volunteers, their freedom and citizenship.
Some were looking for adventure; others were committed to the survival of Israel; all were heroic.
This band of brothers recounts its story in this remarkable true-life adventure film directed by Roberta Grossman (Hava Nagila: The Movie, Blessed is the Match) and produced by Nancy Spielberg.