The Israel Film Service Collection

Zero One To Avi!, Episode 9: A Test

11 Minutes, 1974
TV Series
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Directed by: Zvi Gera
Production:Shmuel Altman
Production Company:Israeli Film Service
Photographer: Yehiel Neeman
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

An episode of the childrens series One Zero to Avi, which was produced in the 1970s by the Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the National Council for the Prevention of Accidents. The series is based on the tradition of childrens companies, such as Hasamba or The Famous Five. The group at the center of the current series is working to increase road safety and prevent accidents. The group is led by the bespectacled Avi, who owns a talking parrot. Avi and his friends, all elementary school students, communicate with each other on walkietalkies which is the source for the series name.
In this episode, the group tries to help Gadi, Avis friend. Gadis father wont buy him a bicycle until he successfully passes the cautious cyclist exam. Gadi knows all the safety rules, but the anxiety of the exam makes him fail. Avi goes to persuade the examiner to retest Gadi, and during this time the group helps Gadi practice. When Gadi hears that the examiner is coming he is startled and runs away on the bike. The examiner and Avi notice him and follow him. The examiner sees that Gadi is an extremely cautious cyclist, and grants him a cautious cyclist certificate without a test.

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