October 21 – 2:00 PM + 7:30 PM
Israel, 2014 – Rated 14A – 105 minutes – in Arabic & Hebrew with English subtitles
Written by Sayed Kashua
Directed by Eran Riklis
Cast: Yael Abecassis, Ali Suliman, Tawfeek Barhom
Dancing Arabs tells the story of Eyad, a Palestinian-Israeli boy from the town of Tira whose parents send to a prestigious Jewish boarding school in Jerusalem. At school he finds himself struggling with issues of language, culture, and identity — trying to survive and to find his way in a place where war constantly rages around him. Feeling foreign and alienated, Eyad realizes that in order to be accepted as an equal, in order to allay people’s suspicions, in order to work, to love, and, above all, to belong — he has to make personal sacrifices.