Dancing in Jaffe

Presented by Canadian Friends of Peace Now (supporting a two-state solution and peace between Israel and all its neighbours)
Fundraiser for Canadian Friends of Peace Now
Renowned ballroom dance champion, Pierre Dulaine, returns to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Arab Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film focuses on the complex stories of three of these children — 11-year-olds, forced to confront issues of identity, segregation, and racial prejudice as they dance with the “Other.” We watch Pierre transform their lives and confirm his belief that dance can overcome hatred and provide the first steps towards real change.
100 min. Directed by Hilla Medalia
Watch the trailer at: www.dancinginjaffa.com
“.…a moving film that highlights the power of dance to unite even the most divided of worlds.”Sundance Selects
“…a documentary that doesn’t force feed its message of hope but genuinely earns it.” LA Times
“warmly entertaining…irresistible appeal” The Hollywood Reporter
Reg. price $20; Mayfair members, seniors, students: $10; children under 12, $5
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