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Dancing in Jaffa

1h 26m Documentary 2013

Pierre Dulaine, an internationally renowned ballroom dancer, is fulfilling a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa.

Suggested age group: 8+

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For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided by two communities that continue to grow increasingly apart. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance together and compete together. The film explores the complex stories of three children, all of whom who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation and racial prejudice, as they dance with their enemy. We watch Pierre transform their lives confirming his belief that dance can bridge hatred and provide the first steps towards real change


Hilla Medalia


Diane Nabatoff


Hilla Medalia


English, Arabic, Hebrew


Israel, USA