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There are no Lions in Tel Aviv

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2019
  • 63 / 54 min.
  • Director(s): Duki Dror
  • Producer(s): Liat Kamai Eshed

Synopsis

In 1935, Max Shorenstein left his honorable position as chief Rabbi of Copenhagen, to fulfill a longtime dream: to build a zoo in Tel Aviv and teach the local children about the love of animals. Against all odds, the Tel Aviv Zoo became the city’s greatest attraction .Yet envy, greed and corruption had Shorenstein banished from the paradise he himself built. It is a tale of a city raised from sand, only to become an international, cultural and financial hub a century later, and the price that was paid for this exponential growth.

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Credits

Director(s)

Duki Dror

Producer(s)

Liat Kamai Eshed

Cinematography

Ron Katzenelson

Editor

Ron Goldman

Original Music

Frank Ilfman

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English, Greek

Research and Treatment

Carmit Sapir Weitz

Soundtrack

Ronen Nagel, Nati Taub

Festival Highlights

  • Winner

    Research Award
    Docaviv International Film Festival
    2019
  • Winner

    Best Mid-Length film
    Arquivo em Cartaz International Film Festival
    2019

Docaviv International Film Festival , Israel , Israeli Competition , 2019

Austin International Film Festival , USA , Audience Award Competition , 2019

Minsk International Film Festival , Belarus , 2019

Arquivo em Cartaz Film Festival , Brazil , Mid-Length Competition , 2019

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