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Rated NR · 100 min. · 2014

Documentary

Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to Jaffa to fulfill his lifelong dream of teaching dance to Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli children. Here, we follow four different children, all of whom who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation and racial prejudice, as they dance with their enemy. The classroom becomes a microcosm of the Middle East's struggle to work together harmoniously while still caught in the politics of the region and race. With the guidance of Pierre, the children, who live uneasily side-by-side, learn to dance together and trust one another.

Official Site: www.dancinginjaffa.com
Director: Hilla Medalia
Writer: Philip Shane and Hilla Medalia
Cast: Pierre Dulaine, Ajyal School, Al-Ukhuwa School, Hashmonaim School, Open Democratic School and Weizmann School

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