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Dancing Arabs (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 November 2014 (Israel)
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A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.

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Razi Gabareen ...
Young Eyad
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Edna
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Yonatan
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Salah
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Naomi (as Daniel Kitsis)
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Aisha
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Fahima
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Jamal
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Bassem
Kais Natour ...
Wassim
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Wajdi
Rona Lipaz-Michael ...
Headmistress in Jerusalem
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Literature Teacher
Keren Tzur ...
History Teacher
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A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.

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27 November 2014 (Israel)  »

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Mis hijos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,798, 17 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$281,059, 11 October 2015
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Goofs

At around 1 hr there is a scene in which the main character sits on his dorm room bed and stares forlornly at the wall upon which there is a New York State license plate. The plate's design was initiated in 2010, but the scene in the film takes place in 1990. See more »

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Referenced in Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #8.11 (2015) See more »

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Broken Ground
performed by Top Hat Carriers
Lyrics: Ohad Pishof, Ruth Ashuri
Composed by Ram Orion, Tamir Albert, Ohad Pishof, Alon Cohen, Ishai Hada
Courtesy of Paper Publishing & Pookh Music
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It almost writes itself
12 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Actually that is not true, but it does have a premise that is easy to relate to and if you have the quality writing engage the viewer to be interested in the story. And this has the quality to pull it off. It's not an easy movie to watch, though that doesn't mean, we don't get lighter scenes too.

Of course the conflict is there and the characters have to deal with a history, that is so complex that one movie alone could not do justice to it all. You have to really engage this open minded and not blinded by one side and see one side as bad or worse than the other. This is a human story after all and it plays out like that. You really feel for the main characters and their struggle, something the movie is really adamant on showing the viewer ...


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