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Release Date: April 11th, 2014

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

Production Co: Tiara Blue Films

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Rise, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Dancing in Jaffa is a wonderfully insightful documentary that explores a side of geopolitical tensions in a completely new light. Like Dulaine's teachings, the feeling of hope, the promise of light at the end of the tunnel, never diminishes. show more

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