• Documentary
  • Rated: PG,0
  • Director: Hilla Medalia
  • Writer: Hilla Medalia, Philip Shane
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Pierre Dulaine, an internationally renowned ballroom dancer, fulfills a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches 10-year-old Palestinian-Israeli and Jewish- Israeli children to dance and compete together. Dancing in Jaffa explores the complex stories of three different children, 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 learn to dance together and trust one another. Dancing In Jaffa offers an up-close-and-personal perspective of how the future might unfold if the art of movement and dance could triumph over the politics of history and geography.
  • Documentary
  • Rated: PG,0
  • Director: Hilla Medalia
  • Writer: Hilla Medalia, Philip Shane

  • Pierre Dulaine
    Yvonne Marceau
    Noor Gabai
    Alaa Bubali
    Lois Dana
    Rachel Gueta
    Lana Zreik
    Oren Halaly
    Ajyal School
    Al Ukhuwa School
    Hashmonaim School
    Open Democratic School
    Weizmann School
    Tal Talmon

Watch Dancing In Jaffa
  • (2013)

  • Documentary
  • Rated: PG,0
  • Director: Hilla Medalia
  • Writer: Hilla Medalia, Philip Shane

Synopsis

Pierre Dulaine, an internationally renowned ballroom dancer, fulfills a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches 10-year-old Palestinian-Israeli and Jewish- Israeli children to dance and compete together. Dancing in Jaffa explores the complex stories of three different children, 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 learn to dance together and trust one another. Dancing In Jaffa offers an up-close-and-personal perspective of how the future might unfold if the art of movement and dance could triumph over the politics of history and geography.

Starring
  • Pierre Dulaine
    Yvonne Marceau
    Noor Gabai
    Alaa Bubali
    Lois Dana
    Rachel Gueta
    Lana Zreik
    Oren Halaly
    Ajyal School
    Al Ukhuwa School
    Hashmonaim School
    Open Democratic School
    Weizmann School
    Tal Talmon