Dolphin Boy

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Directed by: Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
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A father never gives up. When told by doctors that dolphin-assisted therapy is the last treatment option for his son, Morad, before the boy is committed to a psychiatric institution, he knows what he has to do. He sells everything, leaving his job and family to move to Dolphin Reef on the Red Sea, vowing not to return unless the boy achieves full recovery. Morad had been kidnapped and brutally tortured by the relatives of a girl he was suspected of trying to seduce. So brutal was the attack, so deep the emotional scars, that Morad, suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder, disconnected himself from the world around him. This is the tale of a parent's patient and tender love, and the friendship between a teenaged boy and the group of dolphins who helped him heal in a remarkable three-year journey of recovery.

-Juan Baquero (Hotdocs Documentary Film Festival)


Subject:Adolescence, Arab Citizens of Israel, Disability
Director:Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
Producers:Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir, Judith Manassen-Ramon
Production company:Yonatan Nir



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posted by Susan Grosz on July 19, 2013

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