Dancing Arabs

Synopsis: A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Eran Riklis
Production: Strand Releasing
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

Your father's late for the demonstration.

I'll miss you, dear.

Go get your father sour cream,

cheese and white Jewish bread.

And this is the last time

you sleep in Grandma's bed. Come.

At the end of the third day of the war,

Israeli forces are near Damour,

a PLO stronghold in Lebanon.

They've had to face hundreds of terrorists

- in positions around the town...

- God protect you, Arafat.

as well as in refugee camps

in Tyre and Sidon...


The police arrested 20 protestors,

who will appear in court tonight.

In today's vote in the Knesset,

only the Communist Party opposed the war

Fahima, I'm really sorry but Salah was arrested.

Eight other people as well.

We got him a good lawyer.

- They didn't do anything, but the police...

- It's all because of your stupidity.

He's not a child. He has kids to raise.

I really am sorry.

Don't worry,

I'm sure they'll be released tonight. You see?

Everything's fine, I told you.

Welcome back.


What did they do to you, son?

Did they do anything?

- Did they beat you?

- No, they didn't.

- You're alright?

- Yes, thank God.

- Praise God, praise God.

- Praise God.

Peace be upon you.

Peace be upon you,

peace be upon you all...

Stop that!

And you're our genius.

- Want to play cards?

- No, I don't like cards.

Do you have an Atari?

- Mom, I brought my Jew.

- Okay, dear. Go play on the roof.

- Want to play Sharon and Arafat?

- No, I don't feel like it.

- You can be Sharon.

- Leave me alone.

What does it say?

"Three students were arrested in Jerusalem

in connection with planting a bomb

at a bus station in the city.

One of the suspects is Salah Barhum,

an Israeli Arab.

- It's about some terrorist.

- It's my Dad.

- What?

- My Dad's a terrorist.

- Your Dad's a...

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Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua (Arabic: سيد قشوع‎, Hebrew: סייד קשוע‎; born 1975) is an Palestinian-Israeli author and journalist born in Tira, Israel, known for his books and humorous columns in the Hebrew language. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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