Special Mention Award
2011 Jerusalem International Film Festival
2011 Woodstock Film Festival
2011 Underwater Photography Mondial
2013 Millenium Film Festival
2011 Palm Springs International
2011 Hotdocs International Film Festival
2011 Israeli Academy Awards
Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin | 2012 | 82 minutes | Translation: Hebrew, English, Arabic
Morad - a teenager from an Arab village in the north of Israel 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.
"Subtle and brilliant"
- The Guardian
"Gentle yet bracing"
"Effortlessly engaging story"
- New York Times