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"Dolphin Boy" -- Film Screening & Discussion

Saturday, March 20, 2021 7 Nisan 5781

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMFilm on Vimeo; Discussion on Zoom

Presented by the Beth Am Oneg Israel and Shabbat Jewish Film Series Committees;
Followed by Q&A With Director Yonatan Nir

The Film Is In Hebrew and Arabic With English Subtitles

Morad, a teenager from an Arab village in the north of Israel, 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 Eilat. Morad starts speaking again after months of silence, but erases memories of his past and refuses to go home to his awaiting mother.

Filmed over the course of four years, this powerful documentary is about the devastating havoc that human violence can wreak upon the soul, and about the healing powers of nature and love.

***This program is free of charge, sponsored by Beth Am's Israel Awareness Committee. Register using the form below by Thursday, March 18, 3:30 PM. Discussion and film screening access information will be sent out via email in advance of the event.

Program Agenda:

  • 7:00 PM  Havdalah
  • 7:15 PM  Film Screening
  • 8:30 PM Q&A session with filmmaker Yonatan Nir

Award-winning filmmaker Yonatan Nir has been telling stories for over a decade, from epic photojournalist reports to the critically acclaimed Dolphin Boy which was acquired by Disney Pictures and screened in over 130 film festivals. His films The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel, Dolphin Boy, Cutting the Pain, My Hero Brother, and Picture of His Life have been broadcast on TV channels in over 60 countries and viewed by millions. He is also an acclaimed speaker and film instructor.

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