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Dolphin Boy (2012)

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Morad - a teenager from an Arab village in the north of Israel disconnects himself from humans following a violent attack that he experienced. As a last resort before hospitalization in a Mental Institution, he is taken by his devoted father to be treated with Dolphins in Eilat. Morad starts speaking again after months of silence, but he erases his past and refuses to go home to his awaiting mother. This documentary about the devastating havoc that human violence can wreak upon the human soul, and about the healing powers of nature and of love, was filmed over the course of the past four years. -- (C) Official Site

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Gentle yet bracing.

April 27, 2012 | Full Review…
Variety
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More grounded in simple observation than in fanciful theories, this effortlessly engaging story of sudden tragedy and halting recovery wisely focuses on the facts and leaves the wonder to the audience.

April 26, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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Dolphin Boy stands as an example of how the pitfalls of potentially mushy material can be overcome by smart and sensitive direction.

April 24, 2012 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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An astonishing tale of recovered voice and memory depicting the most intriguing reason yet to save the whales.

May 6, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
AALBC.com

A compassionate study that admirably refrains from pumping up the sentimentality.

April 27, 2012 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

From PTSD after a beating to. . .astounding rebirth into a new personality under the sea through dolphin therapy. . .the arc of Morad's life has to be seen to be appreciated.

November 26, 2011 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
Film-Forward.com

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