There Are No Lions In Tel Aviv
The story of the chief Rabbi of Copenhagen’s Jewish community, who would come to be known as Rabbi Doolittle. Arriving in Tel Aviv in 1935, Max Shorenstein left his honorable position, in order to fulfill a longtime dream: to build a zoo and teach the children of Palestine-Eretz Israel about the love of animals. His dream had come true and against all odds, the Tel Aviv Zoo became the city’s greatest attraction. Yet the envy, greed and corruption by city officials had him banished from the very 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.
Director: Duki Dror
Producer: Liat Kamai Eshed
Duration: 63 min.
Date of Release: 2019
Country of Production: Israel
Festivals & Awards
Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2019
Winner, Research Award
Arquivo em Cartaz International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Best Mid-Length film
Austin International Film Festival, USA, 2019
Audience Award Competition
Minsk International Film Festival, Belarus, 2019
Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, 2020
San Diego international Jewish film festival, 2020
Toronto Jewish film festival, 2020
Kan - Israeli Public Broadcast Corporation
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