Dolphin Boy

Dolphin Boy tells the story of Morad, a teenager from an Arab village in the north of Israel who disconnects himself from humans following a violent attack. As a last resort before hospitalization in a mental institution, he is taken by his devoted father to be treated with dolphins in the Red Sea. Morad starts speaking again after months of silence but wants to erase his past and refuses to go back home.

Available: March 15-21
Length: 72 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Director: Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
Country: Israel
Year: 2011
Language: Hebrew and Arabic, with English subtitles

Sponsored by:

Anne & Hal Eisenberg


Love During Wartime

The film follows Osama and Jasmin, newlyweds trying to build a life together against what look like impossible odds: She’s Israeli, he’s Palestinian. When their homelands turn their backs on them, they choose to live in exile. This tender tale of a love infiltrated by politics follows a real-life Romeo and Juliet on their odyssey from the Middle East through an inhospitable Europe. As their hopes rise and fade with each bureaucratic hurdle, will their love survive?

 

Available: March 15-21
Length: 92 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director: Gabriella Bier
Country: Sweden
Year: 2010
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, German, English, with English subtitles