Dolphin Boy

Directed by: Yonatan Nir & Dani Menkin

Year: 2011

Storyline: Morad disconnects himself from people, following a violent attack he experiences. His father takes him to be treated by dolphins in the Red sea. Morad starts speaking again after months of silence, but erases his past and refuses to go back home.

Awards & Festivals:

  • - Winner - Jury Mention Award - Jerusalem Film Festival
  • - Winner - Honorary Mention Award - Woodstock Film Festival
  • - Winner - World Festival of underwater images - Antibes
  • - Cinema For Peace - International Green Film Award Nomination
  • - Palm Springs - International Film Festival - Official Selection
  • - 2011 Official Selection - HotDocs

Speaking Session: The director will present the complexities and ethical dilemmas which came up during the long production process, followed by a discussion with the audience. In addition, he will speak about the special relationship with Morad, and the camera’s role as a documentation tool and therapeutic tool.