There are No Lions in Tel Aviv

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Showings

West Newton Cinema Sun, Nov 17 12:30 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Duki Dror
Country:Israel
Year:2019
Language:Hebrew
Running Time:63 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Architecture
Environment
History
Immigration
Israel
Israeli History
Website:https://go2films.com/films/there-are-no-lions-in-tel-aviv/

Description

When the chief Rabbi of Copenhagen moved to Israel in 1935, he began collecting exotic animals in his Tel Aviv home. Rabbi Doolittle, as he came to be known, was going to build a zoo and teach the children of Palestine to love animals. The Tel Aviv Zoo became one of the city’s greatest attractions, but as the zoo grew, bureaucracy moved in and this idealistic paradise took another form. With remarkable archival photos and footage of early Israel and charming animation, this is the story of a dreamer, and a dream that grew so big it no longer belonged to the dreamer.

 

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