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Jewish & Israeli Film Festival

Jewish & Israeli Film Festival: Jerry’s Last Mission

This film is part of the Jewish & Israeli Film Festival.


February 10 – February 12


7:00 pm
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February 10 @ 7:00 pm February 12 @ 7:00 pm

Virtual 48-hr Viewing Window Opens at 7pm ET on February 10
Viewing Region: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Florida
2021 ∙ Documentary ∙ 58 minutes ∙ English ∙ Louisa Merino
Official Selection, 2023 Global Peace Film Festival

P-51 fighter pilot Jerry Yellin flew combat missions on Iwo Jima and over Japan, including the last combat mission of World War II. As he confronts his decades-old fear and hatred, Yellin overcomes his PTSD as he was forced to face his enemy once again when his youngest son moved to Japan and married the daughter of a Kamikaze pilot. This documentary tells the story of Jerry’s reconciliation with the enemy and healing from the wounds of war.

TRIGGER WARNING: suicidal references
CONTENT WARNING: graphic archival imagery

The Boy (25 Minutes)
by Yahav Winner, z”l


IN MEMORY: On Saturday, October 7, 2023, Hamas terrorists burst into Yahav’s home in Kibbutz Kfar Aza in the south of Israel. Yahav defended his family and was ultimately killed while protecting his wife, Shaylee, and their one-month-old daughter. Shaylee and the baby escaped and hid without food or water until they were rescued, 27 hours later.

Sunday, February 11 | 7pm ET | Virtual
Shaylee Atary, Editor of The Boy 
Louisa Merino, Director, Writer, & Producer of Jerry’s Last Mission

Presenting Partner: Jewish Federation of Cincinnati – Jewish Community Relations Council

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