What occurs is a magical transformative.
Dancing in Jaffa, is from Israeli director Hilla Medalia. She has made a number of acclaimed documentaries, notably To Die in Jerusalem, about a female teen terrorist and her female teen victim.
Dancing in Jaffa also explores Israeli- Palestinian relations from a distinctly different point of view.
It focuses on award-winning ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine, who returns to Jaffa, his birthplace, to teach Jewish and Arab youngsters to dance together. It’s reminiscent of Mad, Hot Ballroom, a film about students in a tough New York neighborhood who study ballroom dancing, but with a Middle Eastern twist.