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There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv

There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv

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.

"Whimsical and superb! Based on an extraordinary set of events...You forget this is a documentary."- The Arts Fuse

WINNER, Research Award | Docaviv International Film Festival 2019

Directed by Duki Dror
Israel, 2019
Documentary, Israeli History, Animals
Hebrew (with English subtitles)
63 minutes

There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv