Film Info: QALQILIYAS ZOO

QALQILYA'S ZOO (QALQILIYAS ZOO)

QALQILYA'S ZOO
photo © Michael Schaff

The only zoo in the Palestinian territories is situated in Qalqilya, a city completely surrounded by the Israeli West Bank barrier. Narrated by the veterinarian and taxidermist Dr. Sami Khader, the documentary paints a vivid portrait of the precarious situation of the zoo and life in the West Bank.


Michael Schaff was born in 1989 in Bielefeld. He has been studying Media Design and Time-Based Media at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz since 2011, focusing on documentary and 2D-animation. He spent a term abroad in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2013. He works as a freelance cameraman.

Thomas Toth was born in 1986 in Mainz. He studied Media Design and Time-Based Media at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz from 2011-2014. In 2013, he spent a term abroad in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. He works as a freelance cameraman, video journalist and writer.
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2014
Directors Michael Schaff, Thomas Toth
Cinematography Michael Schaff, Thomas Toth
Cast Sami Khader
Producers Michael Schaff, Thomas Toth
Production Companies Schaff/Toth Filmproduktion/Mainz, Hochschule Mainz, Belazel Academy of Arts and Design/Jerusalem
Length 6 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Open Eyes Marburg 2014, Weiterstadt 2014, Diessen 2014, Oberursel 2014, Lichter Frankfurt 2015, Curtas Vila do Conde 2015, Warsaw 2015

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