Dance or Die

Roozbeh Kaboly Short documentary - 2018 - 55 min.
All ages

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Syrian Ahmad Joudeh has his life motto tattooed in his neck: ‘dance or die’. In 2016, current affairs TV programme Nieuwsuur did a report on Joudeh, who despite the war in Syria and great opposition did not give up his passion for dance. Later on, the Dutch National Ballet brought him to Amsterdam. Director Kaboly kept following Joudeh, showing in this documentary that life is still tough for the dancer: he misses his family and is tormented by war memories. 

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Director(s) Roozbeh Kaboly
Production Company Witfilm
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Netherlands