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Dolphin Boy

Yonatan Nir and Dani Mankin | 2012

72 Minutes | Translation: Hebrew, English, Arabic

Dolphin Boy tells the story of Morad, a teenager from an Arab village in the north of Israel who disconnects himself from humans following a violent attack. As a last resort before hospitalization in a mental Institution, he is taken by his devoted father to be treated with Dolphins in Eilat. Morad starts speaking again after months of silence, but he erases his past and refuses to go home to his awaiting mother. Filmed over the course of four years, this powerful documentary is about the devastating havoc that human violence can wreak upon the soul, and about the healing powers of nature and love.

The award-winning documentary was screened in over 130 film festivals worldwide and in 2012 acquired by Disney Pictures for feature adaptation!

"Subtle and brilliant"

- The Guardian UK



- Variety

"Sweeps you easily"

- New York Times

עלים פסטיבל ירושלים
Special Prize

Jerusalem film festival, 2011

עלים פסטיבל וודסטוק

Best Documentary

Woodstock film festival, 2011

מונדיאל הצילום התת ימי עלים

First Prize

The World Cup of Underwater Photography, France 2011

פסטיבל מילניום

Audience Choice

Millennium Festival, Brussels 2013


עלים פסטיבל פאלם ספרינגס

Official selection

Palm Springs International Festival, 2011

עלים פסטיבל הוט דוקס

Official selection

HOTDOCS festival, 2011

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