Thou Shalt Not Dance
THOU SHALT NOT DANCE tells the story of a group of religious men who decided to establish a dance school. For three years, they have secretly been practicing dance. In their graduation show, they are supposed to reveal themselves and their dance for the first time before their friends and family.
We follow Hananyia, an educational Rabbi and a wise pupil, Ehud, who arrived in the world of dance as a result of a traumatic event in the Second Lebanon War, and Alon, who left the yeshiva for his love of dance.
We join them on a journey packed with personal and financial difficulties, internal and external struggles, in a meaningful period of time where they graduate from school and when questions about the future hang in the air.
Written and Directed by: Eyal Sella, Yochai Shalom Hadad
Producers: Zafrir Kochanovsky, Miri Ezra
Cinematography by: Yochai Shalom Hadad, Yochai Atzmon, Itay Vinogard, Eyal Sela
Edited by: Itay Livne
Soundtrack Design by: Ami Arad
Original score: Amit Ben Atar
Production company: TTV Productions Ltd
Broadcaster: Keshet Media Group
Produced with the support of Israel Film Service, Ministry of Culture and Sports, The Payis Council for Culture and Art
50:37' | Digibeta
Language - Hebrew | Country - Israel | 2011
23rd Annual One World Film Festival – Canada, 2012
Toronto Jewish Film Festival – Canada, 2012
Haifa International Film Festival – Israel, 2011