Past screenings in Europe:
Trailer: OPERATION "WEDDING", documentary (my parents & the plane hijacking) / Refuseniks
Director Film Tour / USA & Canada March-May 2017: OPERATION WEDDING documentary
Sylva Zalmansona & Anat Zalmanson Kuznetsov answer questions about "Operation Wedding" (short clip)
Operation Wedding Tel Aviv premiere - מבצע חתונה - בכורה בסינמטק תל אביב
Director Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov:
"I carry both my parents’ names.
Growing up, everybody knew about this event, but over the years it started to fade away from the public's collective memory. Though there are many films trying to describe this fascinating story, they only give a short 5 minute description and the only full length films about this event were made in Russia 2010. Those films are calling the group members "terrorists" and they re-write history – false imaginary history, or as my father calls it "documentary fairytales".
I found rare archives, interviewed former KGB key members that claimed that: "…There was no problem of Jewish immigration in the USSR. Only about 20 people in the whole USSR were denied exit visa." (Philipp Boblov, former KGB deputy chairmen)
I realized that the faith of public memory is on my shoulders. This is an inspiring story that remind us all that civilians have power and even one person can change history, but would have to be willing to pay the price…"