Dolphin Boy

Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir & Judith Ramon-Manassen, Israel, 2011

Dolphin Boy tells the story of Morad, a young Arab-Israeli, who dissociated himself from reality due to a severe trauma. After he is taken by his father for dolphin therapy in the Red Sea, he is gradually brought back to life with the help of the ocean, the dolphins and the unconditional love of his father.

The filmmakers participated in the Greenhouse 4th year program and signed a distribution agreement with First Hand Films at the Greenhouse final pitching forum in December 2009.


Produced by: 

 Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir


Festivals and Awards:

 ZagrebDox, Croatia, 2012

 Cinema for Peace, 2012

 Winner of the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Israel Film Festival, 2012

 Syracuse Film Festival, 2012

 Edge Documentary Film Festival, New Zealand, 2012 

 Winner of Audience Award at the Washington Jewish Film Festival, 2011

 Nominated at the Israel Academy Awards

 World Festival of Underwater Images

 Winner of the Silver Prize at the Mind Media Award

 Winner of the Audience Award at the Dayton Jewish International Film Festival

 Mill Valley Film Festival

 DMZ Docs - South Korea

 Palm Springs International Film Festival

 Edge Documentary Film Festival – New Zealand

 ZagrebDox – Croatia (opening film)

 MipDoc 2011 – 3rd most watched film


Grants & Support:

 New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & Television- Israel

 ARTE - France

 4 UK Channel - UK

 The Second Israeli authority – Israel



Dolphin Boy - Trailer
Dolphin Boy / Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir & Judith Ramon-Manassen
Dolphin Boy / Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir & Judith Ramon-Manassen