HOLY ZOO

a film by Katharina Walsburd

HOLY ZOO

Israel | 2016 | 60:00 min

Original Title:
Im Biblischen Zoo von Jerusalem

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
In the Biblical Zoo of Jerusalem, Israelis and Palestinians encounter each other every day. They meet as visitors or work as animal attendants side-by-side and on the same team – an exception here, where violence and war is routine. A friendship develops between the elephant and rhinoceros attendants. Visitors and Muslim and orthodox Jewish children's groups offer insight into the multifaceted realities of Jerusalem residents. Their point of views are often contrary and politically charged, but among the animals they manage to coexist as the ever-present tensions retreat into the background. Although the peaceful mood is fragile and issues of freedom and self-determination are raised. HOLY ZOO discovers an extraordinary place at the heart of the Middle East conflict.
Synopsis
In the Biblical Zoo of Jerusalem, Israelis and Palestinians encounter each other every day. They meet as visitors or work as animal attendants side-by-side and on the same team – an exception here, where violence and war is routine. A friendship develops between the elephant and rhinoceros attendants. Visitors and Muslim and orthodox Jewish children's groups offer insight into the multifaceted realities of Jerusalem residents. Their point of views are often contrary and politically charged, but among the animals they manage to coexist as the ever-present tensions retreat into the background. Although the peaceful mood is fragile and issues of freedom and self-determination are raised. HOLY ZOO discovers an extraordinary place at the heart of the Middle East conflict.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Katharina Walsburd
Original Languages

Hebrew

Arabic

English

Production Company
TM Film
Brombergstraße 17, 79102 Freiburg im Breisgau

Phone: +49 761 88148939

info@tmfilm.de
http://tmfilm.de
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