Dancing in Jaffa
Israel, 2013, Colour, 88 min
Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to Jaffa to fulfil his lifelong dream of teaching dance to Jewish-Israeli and Palestinian-Israeli children. Dancing in Jaffa follows 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.
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Hilla Medalia holds a Master’s Degree in Film and Television from Southern Illinois University which she attended on a Track and Field scholarship, competing in the Triple Jump. She credits her love for films and passion for storytelling leading her to study film.
Tribeca 2013. FilmFest, Munich 2013. DocAviv 2013. Sydney FF 2013. Documentary Edge FF 2013.
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