Raging Dove

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2002
  • 67 / 54 min.

Raging Dove

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2002
  • 67 / 54 min.


Hailed as a "bruising but illuminating" film by The New York Times, Raging Dove follows the story of Johar Abu Lashin, a Palestinian by birth, an Israeli by circumstance, and an American by choice. Regarded as a collaborator by Palestinians, an enemy by Israelis and a foreigner by Americans, he is ultimately torn between his three identities and the wars that rage within and around him. The only place where Abu Lashin can truly find peace is in the ring. Yet Abu Lashin's desire to bring the ring to his hometown of Nazareth is also his downfall, as he finds himself on unsure footing against an opponent much bigger than him: Middle Eastern politics.



Duki Dror, Tzachi Schiff


Duki Dror


Galia Engelmayer Dror


Philippe Bellaiche


Sara Salomon

Original Music

Israel Bright

Original Language

Hebrew, English, Arabic


French, Arabic, Hebrew, English

  • Best Documentary

    Docaviv Film Festival

Festival Highlights

  • "Riveting boxing film ... raw and gripping ... outstanding film!"
    Dox Magazine
  • "I'm the only Arab-Israeli-Palestinian-Muslim-Baptist-American World Champion I know"
    Johar Abu Lashin

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