DANCING ARABS

By Eran RIKLIS

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Drama - Completed 2014

Israel, early 1990s. Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli boy from the town of Tira, is accepted into a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. He finds himself struggling with issues of language, culture, and identity ...

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • HEBREW, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eran RIKLIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Sayed KASHUA
    • Producer(s)
    • Chilik MICHAELI, Michael ECKELT, Antoine DE CLERMONT-TONNERRE,
    • Synopsis
    • Israel, early 1990s. Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli boy from the town of Tira, is accepted into a prestigious
      Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. He finds himself struggling with issues of language, culture,
      and identity – trying to survive and to find his way in a place where war constantly rages around him.
      He develops a bold friendship with Yonatan, a boy with muscular dystrophy, and falls in love with a
      Jewish girl named Naomi. Eyad realizes that in order to be accepted as an equal, in order to allay people’s
      suspicions, in order to work, to love, and, above all, to belong – he has to make personal sacrifices.
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