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ON THE MAP
Written and Directed by Dani Menkin
Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg

 

 


Still demoralized after the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel was hungry for a collective uplifting event. ON THE MAP, a fast-moving, emotional and awe-inspiring documentary, recounts the story of how one Tel Aviv team no one thought could win toppled the four-time defending European Champions and put Israel firmly on the map.

Featuring interviews with the Jewish-American athletes who made history, ON THE MAP combines the pulse-pounding action of a high-stakes game with an incendiary political situation at the height of the Cold War to deliver a film that honors Israeli heroes, mesmerizes fans of the game and captures the spirit of a nation triumphant and victorious against all odds.

Another plot summary:

ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv's 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East 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, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amid domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War. - Written by Dani Menkin/Jon Weinbach.

 
You can read more about this project at http://www.onthemapfilm.com.



 


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