There are No Lions in Tel Aviv
|Running Time||63 MIN|
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Meet “Rabbi Doolittle,” as Max Shorenstein was known. The chief Rabbi of Copenhagen, Shorenstein moved to Israel in 1935 to fulfill his lifelong dream of building a zoo to teach children to love animals. Starting with a makeshift shop in his home consisting of birds and monkeys, his collection expanded to include lions and bears. Three years later, Tel Aviv Zoo was opened, becoming a major attraction. But, as the city expanded, greed and bureaucracy signalled the zoo’s demise. Charming animation and archival footage bring this bittersweet story to life, offering insight into Israel’s growth.