King Lati the First


Documentary
Documentary

Lati is only eight years old but he already has a heavy load on his shoulders. Born in Tel Aviv to a Senegalese father and a Belarusian mother, he is heir to the throne of a Senegalese tribe.


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King Lati the First

A Film by: Uri Bar-On
(Israel, 2008, 70 Minutes, Color , Hebrew/English/Russian/Wolof, English subtitles)

Lati is only eight years old but he already has a heavy load on his shoulders. Born in Tel Aviv to a Senegalese father and a Belarusian mother, he is heir to the throne of a Senegalese tribe.

But he is also a typical Israeli child; a fan of McDonald's and especially of the local basketball team.  He is now about to travel to his kingdom for the first time where over one million of his subjects await his return.

Told with a light, comic tone, this film highlights the personal cost of globalization and the dilemma we face as we straddle the crossroads of tradition and modernity.

AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS 
• DocAviv Film festival Israeli competition
• Maine Jewish Film Festival
• Toronto Jewish Film Festival