New short film explores Tel Aviv from the perspective of a three-year-old

Published February 19, 2020

In a new two minute film, a young boy called Geffen takes us for a stroll around his hometown of Tel Aviv, Israel. We join him for a snack at the markets, run along the beach front, and moment of rest at a public bench.

The film causes us to reflect on how young children experience cities with a renewed empathy.

We notice how Geffen reaches out for the handrail as he steps past a water feature; we see him pause to observe a rainbow reflected in a water fountain.

It shows us how differently young children experience cities compared to adults; how much more vulnerable they are to hazards such as uneven paths or bad air quality.

It also displays the wonderful potential of cities to be environments that stimulate the development, learning and growth of babies and toddlers.

It was commissioned by the Municipality of Tel Aviv, and inspired by the Young Explorers films created by Jacob Krupnick as part of our Urban95 initiative.

We’d love to see a photo of your city from the perspective of your baby or toddler!

What do you like? What would you change?

Post it with the hashtag #urban95explorers