The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life (2016)
About The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life
The documentary tells the history of the oldest ghetto in Europe and of the Venetian Jewish community. 2016 will be its Quincentennial.The eyes of a Jewish teenager, of Venetian origin, but born and raised in New York, will lead us in this journey. Lorenzo is guided by his Aunt and two young Venetian cousins who offer him the stimulus to enter more and more into a world unknown to him.The Ghetto’s atmosphere, places and history are recreated by interviews to scholars, docu-fiction and a modern animation. The history of the Venice ghetto offers us an opportunity to reflect on the story of an immigration and of a slow integration, an example of the enormous wealth that the exchange of diverse cultures can give us.