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by Rani Massalha


Yacine is the veterinarian of the only zoo remaining in the Palestinian West Bank. He lives alone with his 10-year old son, Ziad. The kid has a special bond with the two giraffes in the zoo. He seems to be the only one to communicate with them. After an air raid in the region the male giraffe dies. His mate, Rita, won’t survive unless the veterinarian finds her a new companion. The only zoo that might provide this animal is located in Tel Aviv ...

international title: Giraffada
original title: Giraffada
country: France, Italy, Germany
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Rani Massalha
film run: 85'
release date: FR 23/04/2014, IT 29/05/2014
cast: Ahmad Bayatra, Saleh Bakri, Roschdy Zem
cinematography by: Manuel Teran
film editing: Carlotta Cristiani
art director: Yoel Herzberg
producer: Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Bettina Brokemper, Lionello Cerri
production: MACT Productions, Lumière & Co., Heimatfilm GmbH + Co. KG
distributor: Pyramide Distribution, Visionaria

main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2013 
Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier 2013 
Mumbai Film Festival 2013 

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