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Movie - Dancing Arabs
Date:Friday, May 15, 2015
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Organization: Métropole Films
Open to public
Location: Cinema Forum
Address: 2313, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, QC, CA, H3H 1N2
Contact: Sophie St-Pierre
Phone: 514-223-5511

From the Israeli director Eran Riklis this heartfelt moving film talks with sensibility and originality about tolerance and dialogue between cultures. Dancing Arabs tells the story of Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli boy from the town of Tira whose parents send to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. At school he finds himself struggling with issues of language, culture, and identity – trying to survive and to find his way in a place where war constantly rages around him. Feeling foreign and alienated, Eyad realizes that in order to be accepted as an equal, in order to allay people’s suspicions, in order to work, to love, and, above all, to belong – he has to make personal sacrifices.

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