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Dancing Arabs

Directed by: Eran Riklis

Eyad,a boy from an Arab village has the opportunity to attend a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem. Eyad tries hard to fit in with the Jewish-Israeli culture of the late 1980s. He develops a close friendship with Jonathan, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, and is embraced as a member of family by Jonathan’s mother Edna. Time passes and as Saddam Hussein’s Scud missiles loom over the horizon, Eyad knows love and disappointment, and makes a decision that will alter the course of his life forever.


Director: Eran Riklis

Writer: Sayed Kashua