Dolphin Boy

Event information
Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC-3 205

Film Screening and a Discussion with Co-Producer Judith Manassen-Ramon

March 9, 2012 | 12 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | AHC-3 205

“Dolphin Boy,” a critically-acclaimed documentary by Israeli directors Dani Menkin and Yonatan Nir, tells the story of Morad, a teenager from northern Israel who suffered from severe post traumatic stress disorder after being brutally beaten by his classmates. The traumatized Morad withdrew from society, becoming completely unable to communicate with those around him. But it wasn’t psychotherapy or medication that prompted Morad’s recovery – it was the dolphins of Eilat. After two months of ineffective psychotherapy, Morad’s psychologist suggested dolphin-assisted therapy, a treatment that involves hands-on contact with dolphins. “Dolphin Boy,” filmed over the course of four years, documents Morad’s gradual recovery.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with co-producer Judith Manassen-Ramon.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please see the attached flyer or call 305-348-7266.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Shalom FIU, Hasbara Fellowships and the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico.

The Spring 2012 Judaic Studies Program Lecture Series is supported in part by Targum Shlishi, A Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation.