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Dancing in Jaffa

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to his native Israel and promotes harmony by teaching dance to three ethnically mixed groups of children.


Director: Hilla Medalia

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Dancing in Jaffa (2013)

Release Date: April 11th, 2014|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • When the grade-school kids are Israelis and Palestinians, the initially reluctant, moving duets they finally perform make you feel like, yes, dancing. show more

  • While the film doesn’t dig deeply enough into the myriad political and social issues it raises, it’s nonetheless warmly entertaining, thanks to Dulaine’s ever genial presence and the irresistible appeal of watching young children overcome their instilled fears and prejudices. show more

  • “So how are you going to get them to dance together?” Dancing never explains how. Instead, as in similar films such as “Hoop Dreams,” it focuses on the contest, reducing the participants to a handful of representative kids who end up learning something about themselves and others. show more

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