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Shores of Light: Salento 1945-1947



Shores of Light: Salento 1945-1947

CHANGE OF TIME: The event starts at 6:00pm

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Italian Cultural Institute is screening Shores of Light: Salento 1945-1947, a poignant untold story of warmth and compassion after a terrible war. Thousands of Jewish survivors arrived in Southern Italy after WWII, on their way to the land of Israel. To their surprise they were welcomed by the poor local Italians. At this time of psychological and physical healing, hundreds of children were born. The film follows the story of three Israeli women who were born then, in Santa-Maria-di-Leuca (1946). They decide to discover the footprints left by their parents. The film weaves rare historical footage with unique current testimonials capturing a ray of light after great darkness.

Introduction by Prof. Francesco Spagnolo (UC Berkeley). Musical tribute by soprano Sharon Bernstein.

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Shores of Light: Salento 1945-1947
Dir. Yael Katzir
Documentary 2015, Israel, 56 min
With English subtitles


Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura SF

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 601 Van Ness Ave, Su