Join our Shlichim at The Israeli Film Festival at UW Hillel which will include screening 3 Israeli movies during the months of March and April. On the Map - an Israeli documentary will be the opening film for the festival.
About the Film
On the Map tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s basketball team in the 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when Israel was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, the movie presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of the Israeli nation, and recounts how an underdog Israeli basketball team prevailed over a series of European basketball powers, including CSKA Moscow, a team that repeatedly refused to compete against Israeli competitors.