Written April 13, 2014
I loved the film.
To see children who do not want to dance with the opposite sex, no less the enemy, was palpable.
And once they saw Pierre Dulaine and his long term partner dance, they could not resist the beauty and joy that dance brings.
Eventually, you see a Palestinian child and a Jewish one dancing as one, trying to win the competition, treating each other with respect, and growing tall and strong themselves as they see that another human being meeting them with respect overcomes the animosities that they have grown up with.
It is exhilirating and although the problems in the mIddle East are enormous, this kind of effort to see the enemy as another human that you might even have an ongoing relationship with is amazing.
I felt the joy that music and dance can bring, along with some hope that these kind of efforts may build and become the basis for a new generation to have peace.
Written June 11, 2014
I'm not sure how this movie will appeal to others, but I the perfect audience, lol, a salsa dancing lover of Israel and Jaffa! intrigued by the Jewish / Muslim dynamic,
Go see it. The kids are cute and they lure you in!
Written May 04, 2014
Tells a great story of a man on a mission.