Ishmael Muslim


The Skyjacker’s Tale

The Skyjacker’s Tale starts out well enough.  Director Jamie Kastner sets the scene with a reenactment of an in-flight hijack situation.  Ishmael Muslim, a convicted felon, orders the pilot to change the plane’s route and head to Cuba.  The claustrophobic filmmaking, the period detail, real testimonials, and the actors playing their designated roles make this first act particularly tense – the audience anticipates the rest of the documentary.