Dolphin Boy

Poster for Dolphin Boy Morad lived in an Arab village in the north of Israel. He was socially popular, loved by his family, an athlete and a good student. One night, in the fall of 2006, he is beaten cruelly by his classmates, who mistakenly accuse him of having an affair with their engaged cousin. Morad is taken to the hospital by his father, Asad. Physically he recovers from his wounds within days; however, he does not speak or respond to anything for weeks. Rather than hospitalizing him in a mental institution, Psychiatrist Dr. Ilan Kutz, sends Morad to a treatment with Dolphins in the Eilat. Morad's father takes him to the Red Sea vowing to himself to come back to the village, only when his son is healthy. Surrounded by endless desert, red mountains and deep blue sea, Eilat is an escape town for Morad. He begins to undergo a therapy and develops an exceptional relationship with the Dolphins. He becomes an excellent free diver and is able to dive down to 30 meters. Morad starts speaking again after three months of silence; however, the "reborn" Morad detaches himself from his past and refuses to return to his village, instead he develops a relationship with an Jewish girl. This documentary tells the story of the devastating havoc that human violence can wreak upon the human soul, and about the healing powers of nature and of love.

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72 minutes

Shown at

  1. 11th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival - 2012
  2. 11th Annual Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  3. 14th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  4. 17th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  5. 18th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  6. 19th Annual Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  7. 5th Annual Other Israel Film Festival - 2011
  8. Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  9. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  10. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  11. Brooklyn Israel Film Festival - 2012
  12. Carmel Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  13. Jerusalem Film Festival - 2011
  14. Jewish Film Festival (Chautauqua) - 2014
  15. Ring Family Wesleyan University Israel Film Festival - 2015
  16. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  17. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  18. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  19. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2013

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