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Dolphin Boy (2011)

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Morad disconnects himself from people, following a violent attack he experiences. His father takes him to be treated by dolphins in the Red sea. Morad starts speaking again after months of ... See full summary »

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A boy recovers from traumatic, violent attack with the help of dolphins.

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Morad disconnects himself from people, following a violent attack he experiences. His father takes him to be treated by dolphins in the Red sea. Morad starts speaking again after months of silence, but erases his past and refuses to go back home. Written by Anonymous

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He lost his faith in humans and came back to life as a Dolphin.

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honest, moving and awesome.
17 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are many great things about Dolphin Boy. One is it's power despite a simple and basic no frills approach to film-making, a clear indicator of a wonderful story. A great start for any documentary.

The story is certainly extraordinary and interesting in how it's content unravels, but what struck me most was how easy it is to connect emotionally with the thoughts and feelings captured from those most involved in the situation, (primarily dolphin boy himself and his father,) which are wholly honest and refreshingly simple (perhaps indirectly facilitated to a certain extent by English subtitles translating and maybe simplifying the Hebrew speech.) Whatever the reason, one cannot help but be gripped by the psychological changes and developments in dolphin boy himself and the absolute love and devotion of his father. There are only subtle reminders of the wider social situation in play and developments 'within the wider world' as it were, and these work very well to keep us informed but not divert or tangent from the sole focus of the film.

And perhaps that's the point. When true relationships are completely at stake the wider world is always there but appears in comparison as a kind of translucent backdrop to resolving and nurturing that which really matters.

Watch it and see what happens.


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