Thursday, November 14, 2013

Other Israel Film Festival Spotlight: Dancing in Jaffa

The 7th Annual Other Israel Film Festival takes place in New York City November 14th-21st, and Movies With Abe is proud to offer you a spotlight on some of the films being presented. Visit the festival website for a complete schedule of screenings for the films.

Dancing in Jaffa
Directed by Hilla Medalia
Screening November 14 at 7pm, November 16 at 8pm, and November 17 at 6:30pm

This opening night selection is a fitting light-hearted choice to start this year’s showcase of Arab and Palestinian films presented by the JCC in Manhattan. This documentary approaches the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of Pierre Dulaine, the son of a Palestinian mother and an Irish father who returns to his hometown of Jaffa to teach children his passion, ballroom dancing. Working with Jewish and Arab schools enables him to work to break down prejudices and stereotypes through a different discipline. Dulaine is undeniably eccentric, and his energy for shifting focus away from cultural and political incongruities to something altogether removed is positive and hopeful.

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