Dancing in Jaffa

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Directed by: Hilla Medalia
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Dancing in Jaffa follows the journey of internationally renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine as he returns to his birthplace, Jaffa, to fulfill his lifelong dream of teaching Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance together. For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided with the two communities living side-by-side but growing increasingly apart. The film explores the stories of four children forced to confront issues of identity, segregation and racism, as they dance with their enemies. We watch Pierre transform hundreds of lives over the course of four months with the belief that this will forever change the future and bridge the gap between the Jewish and Palestinian people.

Subject:Dance, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jaffa
Official site:www.dancinginjaffa.com
Director:Hilla Medalia
Producers:Jeremy Chilnick, Sydney Holland, LaToya Jackson, Nigel Lythgoe
Production company:kNow Productions
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