Film screening: Promoting peace and reconciliation through the power of dance – March 4th, 2016

Friday, March 4th, 2016 @ 7PM
Notre Dame Auditorium, 710 Broadview Avenue, just North of Carling
Tickets: $5-$10 (cheaper online)

Join One World Arts and the Ottawa Family Cinema on Friday, March 4th at 7PM for a special one-night-only screening of the documentary Dancing in Jaffa, which tells the heartwarming story of one man’s moving efforts to promote peace and reconciliation through teaching Palestinian and Jewish children to dance together.

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About Dancing in Jaffa

Pierre Dulaine, an internationally renowned ballroom dancer, fulfills a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches 10-year-old Palestinian-Israeli and Jewish-Israeli children to dance and compete together. Dancing in Jaffa explores the complex stories of three different children, who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation and racial prejudice as they dance with their enemy. The classroom becomes a microcosm of the Middle East’s struggle to work together harmoniously while still caught in the politics of the region and race. With the guidance of Pierre, the children learn to dance together and trust one another. Dancing In Jaffa offers an up-close-and-personal perspective of how the future might unfold if the art of movement and dance could triumph over the politics of history and geography.

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