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MIPTV Picks 2012: Dancing in Jaffa

Internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer and instructor Pierre Dulaine, born in the town of Jaffa, Israel to a Palestinian mother, has accomplished much in his career. In this film, Dulaine returns to his birthplace to bring Israeli and Palestinian children together.
March 24, 2012

Internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer and instructor Pierre Dulaine, born in the town of Jaffa, Israel to a Palestinian mother, has accomplished much in his career, including establishing a dance instruction program, Dancing Classrooms. With that initiative, he first went to an inner city school in New York City and taught his young charges valuable life lessons through the power of dance. Since then, more than 200,000 children have taken part in the program nationally. In this film, Dulaine returns to his birthplace to bring Israeli and Palestinian children together in the same way. Morgan Spurlock has signed on as an executive producer, and the film has a first look deal with New Line Cinema for theatrical distribution in the U.S.

Partners: kNow Productions, Tiara Blu Films, Warrior Poets; distributed by Cinephil (Tel Aviv) outside of the U.S.

Length: Feature-length

Airing: 2012 (Keshet)

Rights available: Worldwide, excluding Israel

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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