Above and Beyond
Roberta Grossman, U.S., 2014, 86MIN, English and Hebrew with English subtitles
In 1948, as Europe reassembled itself in the wake of total war, a small group of Jewish American fighter pilots returned to the battlefield for a new cause. The Israeli War of Independence was underway, and despite tremendous weariness and personal risk, these men smuggled U.S. planes behind the Iron Curtain to train and fight - all while evading a watchful FBI. Above and Beyond combines their interviews with stunning footage from the planes, poetically tracing the journey from hometown to homeland.
Producer Nancy Spielberg in person for Q&A!