Flying Lessons


  USA | 13 mins. | 2018 | Documentary Short

Directed by: Andrea Weiss  

Flying Lessons

A personal essay about the director’s father, an American Jew who had lost his European family in the Holocaust who was a pilot who flew the Berlin Airlift in 1948-49, in response to the Soviet Union’s blockade of West Berlin in the first major crisis of the Cold War.  Why would he risk his life to feed starving Germans whom the Allies had just defeated? Flying Lessons looks at the largest humanitarian relief effort in modern history and ultimately asks: what is the responsibility of the individual in times of political crisis?


Winter Park Public Library
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30pm

Holocaust Center, Maitland
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

2018 Films