Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto

About the Film

Past and present meet upon the discovery of an old, mysterious photograph that will end up tying together Christian and Jewish students in search of the truth. Trying to unravel the mystery behind the portrait, the boys embark on a journey through a night of horror that cannot be forgotten: the raid of the Roman Ghetto. Retracing these painful events will give them the chance to take a collective stance towards personal, existential, and cultural commitment.

SHORT: Prior to this featured presentation, enjoy the short film, Moon Drops.


Tuesday, May 18-21, 2021 | 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Film begins at 7:00 pm and is available for 72 hours. You must finish your viewing before the 72-hour period ends.

Film Details

Sponsored by
Beth and Walter Pancoe

Giulio Base


Running Time

100 minutes





Italian with English Subtitles

Menemsha Films 


The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, in association with the Wilmington United Jewish Appeal and with the support of other community groups, is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is, through the screening of excellent films with Jewish content, to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community.

We also wish to celebrate our heritage with the general public as we offer the larger community a forum for discussion, debate, and education on the range of Jewish experiences and themes portrayed in the films we screen.

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