Nancy Spielberg to address UIA Women’s Division
Nancy Spielberg is to address the UIA Women’s Division events in Perth and Sydney…..and yes she is one of those Spielbergs!
In spite of her own impressive credentials she is not the only famous member of the clan. Of course there’s her older brother Steven and her sister Anne has been nominated for an Academy Award. Her daughter Jessica Katz is a contestant on the Israeli version of “the Voice”.
Her movie, ABOVE AND BEYOND, is about the birth of the Israeli Air Force. It is the story of a small group of mostly American and some South African, generally secular Jews who risked everything to sneak aircraft into the newly found State of Israel while circumventing worldwide embargoes….and then fly those planes on missions against the massed armies of five Arab nations.
When she decided to make the movie she asked Steven for his blessing so as not to step on his toes. She relates that when she received his “Bracha” it was from her big brother! Then when he saw the completed movie he was so proud that he nominated her entry to the Cannes Film Festival.
But this is not her only movie. ON THE MAP is the famous emotional story of the 1977 Israeli basketball team that no-one believed in before it won the European Cup to become “The Team of the Nation”.
There is also ELUSIVE JUSTICE: The Search for Nazi War Criminals, CHERNOBYL HEART, AND WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY.
Her address is peppered with funny “Steven” stories, growing up Spielberg, her feisty and adored mother and the importance of Israel and Judaism in her life.
Nancy will speak on March 15 and 16 in Sydney and March 19 in Perth.