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The Venice Ghetto, 500 Years of Life Il Ghetto di Venezia, 500 Anni di Vita

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Countries Italy, France
Year 2015
Running Time 54 MIN
Languages Italian, English
Subtitles English
Director Emanuela Giordano

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Venice—famed for its architecture, art and canals—is also the place where, 500 years ago, the Jewish Community was forced to live in the city’s ghetto.  Seen through the eyes of a young man discovering his family’s past, this film reconstructs the history of Europe’s oldest ghetto: the shifting relations between the Jewish Community and various city governments, the tensions and connections between Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews, and the progression from separation to integration for Venetian Jews.  A compelling and informative recounting of an important part of Jewish history.

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