Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Wonderful Documentary Film

Dancing in Jaffa is a lovely story about a famed ball-room dancer who goes back to the place of his birth (Jaffa), to teach dance to Palestinian and Jewish children. At first the children are very wary; not only of getting to know other children whom they consider their enemies, but they also have the usual reluctance of young boys and girls to be so familiar with each other as to touch in preparation for dancing.)

Seeing how they change over the course of the classes; gaining self assurance and physical ability is heart-warming. It is wonderful to see them gain acceptance of each other, realizing that their "enemies" are just kids like themselves. It gives one hope for the future of the Middle East. 

If you have an opportunity to see this documentary, I recommend it!!

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