Film Screening: ON THE MAP

Film Screening: ON THE MAP
Tuesday | July 25 | 7:00 pm

Winner of many Audience Choice Awards for Best Documentary, 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 amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.
Stay afterwards for a talk back with Jeff Bukantz.
COST: Free, but registration requested by Friday, July 21.
Online registration for this even has closed. If you have questions about this event, please contact Hannah Vaughn at hvaughn@pasyn.org or 212-369-2600, x143.

Jeff Bukantz is the General Chairman of the 2017 Maccabiah USA Organizing Committee, a position he also held during the 2013 games. Bukantz is also First Vice President for Maccabi USA. A Maccabiah Alumnus and Olympic Team Captain and Referee, he participated in four Maccabiah Games as a member of the USA Fencing Team, where he won 13 medals, including three gold. Bukantz has served as a member of the USA Organizing Committee for seven Maccabiah Games, two Pan American Maccabi Games and two European Maccabi Games. He also served as a Fencing Referee at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He was Captain of the USA Fencing Team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Bukantz returned to NBC Sports Group as a fencing analyst for the 2016 Rio Olympics, after making his debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Son of Daniel Bukanitz, he wrote a memoir entitled Closing the Distance: Chasing a Father’s Olympic Fencing Legacy.