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Cinema: The Venice Ghetto 500 Years of Life - February 7, 2017

  • Embassy of Italy - Auditorium 3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

“The Venice Ghetto, 500 years of life” reconstructs the history of the oldest ghetto of Europe, thanks to the memories and to the testimonies of “excellent” witnesses, custodians of the memory and of the complex evolution of the Jewish community in Venice. Each one will focus a theme such as the origins, the relationship between the Jews and the Government of the Serenissima, between Jews of different languages and cultures, the great figures in the history of the ghetto, the permitted trades, the money, the cabala, the food, the Jewish-Venetian language, the persecutions and integration.

Director: Emanuela Giordano
Italy/France, 2015, 68 minutes
In Italian with English subtitles

This event is part of the series La Serenissima (February 3-21,2017), a Music and Arts Festival, organized by Carnegie Hall, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, The Jewish Museum, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, Centro Primo Levi, and NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò.

Embassy of Italy - Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven St, NW
Washington, DC 20008