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Duki Dror

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Classrooms Without Borders, in partnership with Rodef Shalom Congregation, is excited to offer the opportunity to watch the film “There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv” and engage in a post-film discussion with the film director, Duki Dror. CWB scholar Avi Ben-Hur will open the discussion.

Educators attending this program are eligible to receive Pennsylvania Act 48 continuing education credits.

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.

Duki Dror

Born in Tel Aviv and educated at UCLA and Columbia College in Chicago, Duki Dror is an internationally award-winning documentary filmmaker. His extensive body of work – his personal films, character-driven feature-docs, experimental docs, and unique biographies on artists – have won him international attention and success. In each of his films, Dror examines and re-examines the definition of “Identity” as it plays in the life of his protagonists. With his acute sensitivity and engaging story-telling, he creates parables that convey human dilemmas and challenge the viewer’s conventions. Duki Dror’s films are distributed worldwide.

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“There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv” Post-Film Discussion with Film Director Duki Dror

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


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