Dir. Hilla Medalia (23min, Israel/USA, 2013)
In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles
Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine has a burning desire to use dance for social good, teaming Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children as ballroom partners.
Born in Jaffa in 1944, Dulaine returns 30 years after leaving as a young man, and finds a society even more deeply and stringently divided than before – immediately, he sets about teaching grade-school children to dance. This magical documentary tracks the young students as they overcome cultural boundaries to connect in the joy of dance.
Playing as part of the Shorts Program Fluttering Hearts & Longing Bellies
Sunday, March 1, 4:30 pm
Karen Kohn Bradley, Director of Graduate Studies of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland will join producer Diane Nabatoff and subject Pierre Dulaine in conversation at the Library of Congress as part of our daily talks on Wednesday, March 5. Click here for more information.
-Madeline Raynor, Indiewire
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