Jerusalem Film Festival, Special Mention Award 

Hotdocs 2011, Official Selection

Woodstock Film Festival , Special Mention Award

 Marseille Underwater Film Festival,   Best Documentary Award, 2012

 Nominated for the Israeli Academy Award, the Ophir Prize,  2011

Cinema For Peace,  International Green Film Award  Nomination

Palm Springs, International Film Festival


Dolphin Boy

Directors : Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin

Supported by: The New Fund - NIF, Mifal HaPayis, Arte, Channel 4, The Second Authority for Television and Radio.

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.