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A teenager from an Arab village in northern Israel, Morad was described as a good student, popular with his peers. Then he suffered a brutal attack, which left his body without long-lasting physical scars but his mind dissociated from reality. When his complete detachment shows no improvement and his behavior becomes more erratic, his psychiatrist suggests institutionalization. Morad’s devoted, determined father decides to try one more experiment: dolphin therapy. Selling off assets and leaving his job and the rest of his family behind, he and Morad travel 300 miles to a French-run dolphin center in Eilat on the Red Sea. Made over four years, the film is focused on Morad’s time at the Dolphin Reef. There are no therapists, only carers who lead their charges into the water to swim with the dolphins. Morad immerses himself figuratively and literally in the dolphin center. Dolphin Boy documents an intriguing psychiatric case, but more importantly, it reveals an incredibly strong and inspiring father-son relationship and the healing power of nature.
Dani Menkin is born in 1970. He is an Israeli film director, screenwriter and producer. In 2005 he has opened his own company Hey Jude Productions and started writing and directing his own documentaries as well as drama features. Filmography: 'Je Taime I Love You Terminal' (2011), Dolphin Boy (2011), '39 Pounds of Love' (2005-2007).
Yonatan Nir came to filmmaking from photojournalism and marine photography. His photo essays from many countries around the world have been featured in newspapers and magazines worldwide, and won numerous prizes. Yonatan is a graduate of Camera Obscura – school of art (the department of film and television), and worked as a personal assistant to Amos Nachoum, expedition leader for National Geographic. He is currently directing and co-producing documentary 'Cutting Away the Pain'.
2010, 72', color, video
Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
Uri Ackerman, Yoav Kleinman, Yaron Levison, Yonatan Nir
Tali Helter-Shenkar, Malenie Margalith
Judith Manassen Ramon, Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
Menkin Production, Yonatan Nir Films, Micha Production
Festivals & Awards:
Jerusalem International Film Festival 2011 – Special Jury Mention; Antibes Underwater Film Festival 2011 - First Prize;
Woodstock International Film Festival 2011 - Special Jury Mention
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