Iom Romì, a short film born within the Rome Lab, will be screened at the New York Jewish Film Festival on January 21 together with the Della Seta home movies. Don’t miss them!
The Rome Lab, dedicated to the encounter between Rome and Judaism, will close on January 14th, 2018. Documentation of the virtual installation, research, publications, and lectures will be available through this website.
“Iom Romì” (A day in Rome) chronicles a day in the life of the contemporary Jewish community of Rome, which for centuries has lived in limbo between persecution and integration. As the only cultural group in the city that can claim an uninterrupted line of descent from the times of the empire, Roman Jews have fostered rituals and traditions that are unique in the world. From dawn to dusk, through the voices of several characters living and working in the historic Ghetto quarter, “Iom Romì” tells the story of a community both fiercely independent and distinctly Roman. By Valerio Ciriaci and Isaac Lipzin.
Della Seta Home Movies, Italy, 10 min
In these beautiful home movies which were recently restored, an Italian family gets acquainted with film. Heartwarming and mesmerizing, these home movies are sure to captivate. Courtesy Claudio della Seta, Rome.
Maya Zack, Israel, 2016, 24 min
German with English subtitles
Inspired by the writings of the poet Paul Celan, Israeli visual artist Maya Zack crafts a hypnotic story of an archivist who becomes part of her own work. Weaving together images of death and rebirth with the map of Czernowitz, Celan’s hometown, the archivist creates a “memory golem,” blurring the boundaries between past and present, reality and document. U.S. Premiere