April 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come join us to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut with a screening of “Above and Beyond,” the documentary about the birth of the Israeli Air Force.
When: April 26, 2015
Time: 4 p.m.
This is only the second time this film has been shown in Connecticut and we are proud to share this wonderful film with you.
In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. As members of ‘Machal’ — volunteers from abroad — this ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force. ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story. The first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the War of Independence, ABOVE AND BEYOND brings together new interviews with pilots from the ’48 War, as well as leading scholars and statesmen, including Shimon Peres, to present an extraordinary, little-known tale with reverberations up to the present day.– Written by Anonymous