Event Overview


Director Colin McIvor and Producer Katy Jackson will introduce the film and talk about their journey and experiences in the film industry in a post-screening Q&A.

In 1941 marksmen from the Royal Ulster Constabulary, following a directive from The Ministry of Public Security, shot dead 23 animals at Belfast Zoo as a safety precaution in case the animals escaped during enemy air-raids. They destroyed one hyena, six wolves, one puma, one tiger, one black bear, one Barbary lion, two polar bears, one lynx and a giant rat named Hugo. During these turbulent times, a woman secretly walked a young elephant from the zoo each evening to the backyard of her terraced home. There, she cared for and comforted it as the Luftwaffe bombs rained down over Belfast. This is a true story… and the setting for Zoo. Seen through the eyes of 10 year old Tom, aided and abetted by his misfit friends, this moving adventure unfolds as Tom takes on the fight to save Buster the elephant. Cert: PG.

Ticket Information

  • Ticket price: €3.00 per student

When & Where

  • From:May 13, 2019,10:30 AM
  • To:May 13, 2019,1:00 PM
  • Location:
    Cineworld Cinema Dublin

    The Parnell Centre, Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1, dublin.

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