Jewish Federation of Brevard Hosts Preview of ‘Cojot’ on March 12 in Melbourne
Thursday - Mar. 12, 2020
Premiere Theater Oaks 10
1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
For more information, visit JewishFederationBrevard.com or call 321-951-1836.
The world held its breath for seven days In 1976, after an Air France airplane carrying 250 passengers to Paris from Tel Aviv was hijacked by terrorists. The Israeli mission to rescue them, known as Operation Thunderbolt, is just one of the many moving events depicted in the new documentry film, Cojot, which will be screened at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 12 at the Premiere Theaters Oaks 10 in Melbourne.
Cojot, a film by Boaz Dvir, is narrated by actor Judd Nelson and tells the little known story of Michel Cojot, a Holocaust survivor who set out to kill his father’s Auschwitz Nazi executioner and ended up playing a key role in the 1976 daring hostage rescue at the Entebbe airport in Uganda. The Jewish Federation of Brevard will host a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released film at the theater located at 1800 West Hibiscus Boulevard. Filmmaker and author Boaz Dvir will be in attendance and will take questions from the audience at the conclusion of Cojot. University of Florida professor and historical consultant for the film, Gayle Zachmann, will be on hand during the Q&A portion of the event. Dvir will also be signing copies of his latest book, Saving Israel, based on the story of World War II aviators who helped Israel win its war of Independence in 1948. $10 tickets may be purchased in advance from the Jewish Federation of Brevard or at the theater door. Proceeds from the screening of Cojot by the Jewish Federation of Brevard will go to support community programs and local philanthropic outreach. The Jewish Federation of Brevard identifies, supports and addresses a full range of social service issues, supports programs for all ages and sustains the Jewish community in Brevard County, Florida. For more information, visit JewishFederationBrevard.com or call 321-951-1836.