UK digital terrestrial channel More4 has picked up Dolphin Boy, a 52-minute documentary about a young man recovering from severe trauma with the help of dolphins, to air on its True Stories strand.
The doc was produced by two Israeli indies, Menkin Productions and Micha Productions, and was sold to More4 by First Hand Films, a distributor with offices in Zürich and Berlin. It will air on the channel this summer.
Anna Miralis, the editor of More4′s True Stories strand, said: “First Hand Films has once again been great to work with, and I’m really pleased to be bringing Dolphin Boy to our True Stories strand later this year.”
The doc focuses on a young man called Morad, who disconnects himself from reality after being kidnapped and beaten by a group of classmates.
After recovering from his physical wounds, Morad’s father takes him for alternative treatment with dolphins in Israel’s southern city of Eilat and, after three months of treatment, the traumatized man begins speaking again.