The Franklin Institute, Franklin Theatre
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 8:00 pm
Morad lived in an Arab village in the north of Israel. He was socially popular, loved by his family, an athlete and a good student. One night, in the fall of 2006, he is beaten cruelly by his classmates, who mistakenly accuse him of having an affair with their engaged cousin. Morad is taken to the hospital by his father, Asad. Physically he recovers from his wounds within days; however, he does not speak or respond to anything for weeks. Rather than hospitalizing him in a mental institution, Psychiatrist Dr. Ilan Kutz, sends Morad to a treatment with dolphins in Eilat. Morad's father takes him to the Red Sea vowing to himself to come back to the village only when his son is healthy.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2011
Time: 72 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Language: Hebrew, French and Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Dani Menkin and Yonatan Nir
Guest Speaker: Dani Menkin, Director Dani Menkin is an Israeli filmmaker director, screenwriter and film producer. Menkin's award winning film Dolphin Boy (2011) received international recognition and won several nominations and awards, the "Jury Mention Award" at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. Menkin is a speaker at some distinguish panels in International Festivals around the world, as well as a juror and film instructor in American and Israelis universities.
Special Jury Mention, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2011