2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival: Sabena Hijacking: My Version
Captivating, fast-paced, and utterly suspenseful, Sabena Hijacking: My Version recounts the dramatic events of May 8, 1972. Sabena Captain Reginald Levy, a British Jew and war hero, addresses the passengers twenty minutes after takeoff: “As you can see, we have friends aboard.”
Four Palestinian terrorists, members of Black September armed with two handguns, two hand grenades, and two explosion belts, are ready to take down the plane if their demands are not met. Among the rescuers are two future Israeli prime ministers, Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu.
Directed by Rani Sa’ar, Israel, 2014, 100 min. Hebrew, English, Arabic, French with English subtitles. Houston Premiere. Docudrama.