We’re bringing ON THE MAP to Albuquerque for a special screening in association with the Jewish Community Center of Greater ABQ. If you missed seeing it in Santa Fe, it’s another chance to see this award winning film. It’s all part of an Israel Independence celebration at the JCC.
It was 1977, stunned by the murder of its athletes at the Munich Olympics, demoralized by the Yom Kippur War, and reeling from Entebbe, Israel’s underdog basketball team faced the formidable Soviet Union Red Army Moscow team in the European Championships. The game was played in Belgium because the Soviets refused to travel to Tel Aviv and would not allow the Israelis to enter the Soviet Union, simply because they did not recognize Israel’s right to exist.
ON THE MAP is the story of the “miracle on hardwood” that put Israel “on the map” and captured the heart of a nation in the process. Your heart will be captured too by this documentary and the remarkable David and Goliath story it tells.