Q&A with producer Nancy Spielberg

In 1948, as Europe reassembled itself in the wake of total war, a small group of Jewish-American fighter pilots returned to the battlefield for a new cause. The Israeli War of Independence was underway, and despite tremendous weariness and personal risk, these men smuggled U.S. planes behind the Iron Curtain to train and fight—all while evading a watchful FBI. Above and Beyond combines their interviews with stunning footage from the planes, poetically tracing the journey from hometown to homeland.