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Screening of the film "Giraffada" with director Rani Massalha 7 April
7 April 2016 at 6.30 p.m. in the Trusteeship chamber, UNHQ New York

A UN and New York premiere of the award-winning French-German-Italian-Palestinian production, to be followed by a conversation with director Rani Massalha, moderated by Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, correspondent and producer for VICE on HBO and an Emmy nominated journalist.


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.


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