List Film

Dancing in Jaffa

Dancing in Jaffa
  • 2013
  • US
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hilla Medalia
  • Written by: Philip Shane, Hilla Medalia
  • Cast: Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau, Alaa Bubali
  • Language: English/Arabic/Hebrew

Heartwarming but uneven documentary about ballroom dancer Dulaine and his efforts to bring Israeli and Palestinian children together through dance. Despite the film's self-congratulatory tone and some questionable moments, the progression of the kids' friendships is charming to watch and there are some fascinating insights into their lives.

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Renowned ball-room dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together.

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Dancing in Jaffa

9 Feb 20153 stars

Dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to his homeland in Hilla Medalia's doc

Ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine makes a naïve attempt to bring Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli children together via the medium of dance in this heart-warming but uneven documentary from Hilla Medalia. This also marks Dulaine's return to his city of birth…

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