Holy Zoo

Dir. Katharina Waisburd
(60 min, Germany, 2016)
Hebrew Arabic with English subtitles
Documentary
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

In Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo, Israelis and Palestinians work hand in hand. The staff casually discusses politics and recent terrorist incidents while cleaning rhino horns, feeding giraffes, and tracking down an escaped monkey. They lead separate tours for the area’s Muslim and Jewish students, with each group focusing on different aspects of the animals’ anatomy and biblical relevance.

Holy Zoo is an observational documentary that gently shifts our perspective on the seemingly intractable realities of the Middle East conflict.

Co-presented by AJC Global Jewish Advocacy, Washington Goethe-Institut Washington Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Screenings

Monday, May 22, 8:30 pm
Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, May 24, 8:30 pm
E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW
Washington, DC

E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can't use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

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E Street Cinema elevators are unavailable for the remainder of the Festival. If you can’t use an escalator, and have purchased tickets to an E Street screening, contact boxoffice@wjff.org for a credit or refund.

This event finished on May 25, 2017.