When Enemies Become Friends Through Ballroom Dancing


How Dancing can change the relationship between two conflicting cultures

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ierre Dulaine, whom we mentioned in this article [May I Have This Dance, Please?] goes back to visit his place of birth, Jaffa, Israel, with a great task to shift the mentality of youth towards each other of two conflicting cultures – Palestinian and Jewish.

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For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided by two communities that continue to grow increasingly apart. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film explores the complex stories of three children, all of whom who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation, and racial prejudice as they dance with their enemy. We watch Pierre transform their lives, confirming his belief that dance can overcome hatred and provide the first steps towards real change.


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