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: