Rani Massalha

2013 | 85 min | Palestine, Italy, Germany, France | 13+


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.


Jury Prize – Beirut International Film Festival 2014

Danish Writers’ Guild’s Best Screenplay, Buster International Children’s Film Festival, Denmark 2014

Discovery – World Premiere, Toronto Film Festival 2013