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Keshet International preps hijacking docudrama

The Israeli distributor/producer is at work on a docudrama (pictured) about the 1972 hijacking of Belgian airline Sabena's flight 571 that features interviews with Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu.
May 8, 2015

Israeli distributor/producer Keshet International is producing a docudrama about the 1972 hijacking of Belgian airline Sabena flight 571.

Sabena Hijacking – My Version will feature reenactments of the incident intercut with archival footage and interviews.

The film recounts the Brussels-to-Tel Aviv flight’s hijacking by four members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Black September faction. The group threatened to blow the plane up if Israel did not release more than 300 Palestinian prisoners.

Israeli prime ministers Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and Benjamin Netanyahu, who were in lower level government at the time and worked on the rescue operation, are interviewed in the film, as is the lone surviving hijacker, Therese Hulsa.

Keshet will screen the doc at festivals before it airs in Israel on Keshet Broadcasting later this year. It is the first in a planned series of TV projects focused on the elite unit of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Sabena Hijacking – My Version was created and produced by Nati Dinnar with Keshet Broadcasting, United King Films and the Israeli film fund for cinema.  It was directed by Rani Sa’ar.

Watch the teaser below:

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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