The Middle East Film Series, sponsored by the Middle East Initiative, is offering a select number of FREE tickets to a screening of Giraffada (Palestine, 2013), presented by the Boston Palestine Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Email middle_east_initiative@hks.harvard.edu by Monday, October 20 at 12PM to request up to 2 free tickets to the screening. The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the main entrance (on Huntington Avenue) of the museum, starting at 6:30pm on Friday.

Watch the trailer here:

About Giraffada:

Ziad, a ten-year-old boy living in the West Bank, is so enamoured of the two giraffes at the Qalqilya Zoo that he can communicate with them. Ziad enjoys helping his recently widowed father, Yacine, a veterinarian who works hard to protect the zoo as a haven for animals and for the local children who play and learn there. When one of Ziad's beloved giraffes is lost in an airstrike, Yacine is determined to bring in a new mate from the Ramat Gan safari park in Israel. Inspired by a true story, Giraffada beautifully illustrates the bond that can grow between children and animals, while raising important questions about social justice and the tragic toll of political conflict.

Link here to the film's page at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.