9 2024

17th Annual Sephardic Winter Film Festival

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation Ahavath Achim 6686 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
5032270010 info@ahavathachim.com

Contact Melissa Bloom

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Above and Beyond – 85m, 2014
Discussion Leader: To be Announced
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.