Dancing Arabs

"A heartfelt, moving film. Anyone who sees the film will understand far more about the reality in Israel than they could learn from any article or editorial."
- The Jerusalem Post

Synopsis

Dancing Arabs tells the story of Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli boy from the town of Tira whose parents send to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. At school 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. Feeling foreign and alienated, 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.
Original Languages: Arabic, Hebrew
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 105 mins.
Year: 2014

CREDITS

CAST
Yael Abecassis ()
Ali Suliman ()
Tawfeek Barhom ()
DIRECTED BY
Eran Riklis

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom) and Edna (Yael Abecassis)in Dancing Arabs. Photo by Eitan Riklis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Naomi (Danielle Kitzis) and Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom) in Dancing Arabs. Photo by Eitan Riklis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Eran Riklis, Director of Dancing Arabs. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Eyad's parents Salah (Ali Suliman) and Fahima (Laëtitia Eïdo), in Dancing Arabs. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Friday night Shabbat dinner at the Avrahami home Yonatan (Michael Moshonov), Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom) and Edna (Yael Abecassis). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Naomi (Danielle Kitzis) and Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom) in the streets of Jerusalem. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Naomi (Danielle Kitzis) in class. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom) in Dancing Arabs. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Eyad (Tawfeek Barhom) and Jonathan (Michael Moshonov) in Dancing Arabs. Photo by Eitan Riklis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media. Photo by Eitan Riklis