Dancing in Jaffa (2014)

Dancing in Jaffa
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 40mins.
Genres Documentary, Dance
Keywords 2010s, children, dance, identity, Jewish, Middle East, Palestine, Palestinian, political, prejudice, racism, segregation
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Philip Shane Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sydney Holland Co-Executive Producer n/a 185 3000008
Hilla Medalia Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Daniel Kedem Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Bob Eisenhardt Editor n/a 172 7000002
Philip Shane Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jonathan Shukat Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Nigel Lythgoe Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Neta Zwebner-Zaibert Producer n/a 3 3000002
Diane Nabatoff Producer n/a 3 3000001
Hilla Medalia Producer n/a 3 3000003
Morgan Spurlock Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
La Toya Jackson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Hilla Medalia Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
Pierre Dulaine, four-time ballroom dancing world champion, is fulfilling a life-long dream when he takes his program, "Dancing Classrooms," back to his city of birth, Jaffa. For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided by two communities that continue to grow increasingly apart. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film explores the complex stories of three children, all of whom who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation, and racial prejudice as they dance with their enemy. We watch Pierre transform their lives, confirming his belief that dance can overcome hatred and provide the first steps toward real change.