May 14 and 15, 2021
A Starry Sky Over the Roman Ghetto
The Italian Film Series, in collaboration with the Jewish Film Festival presents A Starry Night Over the Roman Ghetto (Un Cielo Stellato Sopra il Ghetto di Roma)
Past and present meet in today’s Rome, where a girl finds in an attic an old and mysterious photograph of a Jewish child. Deciding to find out about her fate, she seeks the help of her school friends and partners up with students from a Jewish school in search of the truth.
October 16, 1943 was the day of the Nazi deportation of the Jews from the Roman
Ghetto, an incurable wound not only for a community that has been tragically
violated, but for the Italian people as a whole. Italian families stepped in and sheltered as many Jews as possible to protect them from deportation, putting their own lives in danger.
Working around limitations set by adults trying to move on from the past, the students try to unravel the mystery that developed; they create a play reflecting their adventure, writing it as events unfold.
Retracing the events of the Raid on the Roman Ghetto will give them the chance to take reflect on their personal lives and convictions.
Directed by Giulio Base who was born in Turin in 1964. He was awarded two TV Best Director Oscars and
was nominated several times at the David di Donatello, the Nastri d’Argento, the Ciak d’Oro, the Globi d’Oro, and the Golden Globes.
Streaming to your personal devices in Italian with English subtitles on May 14 and 15, 2021, the tickets can be purchased after May 7, through the Italian Film Series http://www.ameritalroc.com/.
Your purchase allows you to access the movie anytime from May 14 and 15, 2021 and you can rewind in case those subtitles are a little too fast.