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.
Written and Directed by: Dani Menkin & Yonatan NirProduced by: Judith Menassen Ramon, Dani Menkin, Yonatan NirSponsored by: The Second Authority For TV & Radio, New Fund for Cinema & TV, Mifal HaPayis, ARTE, Channel 4Language: Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
“Gentle yet bracing, "Dolphin Boy" is a documentary about recovery and rebirth”
“A Beaten Teenager Seeks Solace in Another Species”