Thursday, July 13, 2017   |   7:00pm

Shores of Light: Salento 1945-1947

  • Director: Yael Katzir
  • Cast:
  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 56'
  • Tickets: On Location
  • Cost: $12 General Admission; $8 Members, Students & Active Military

Thousands of Jewish survivors landed in Southern Italy after WWII, on their way to Israel. Amazed by the welcome they received from the local population that so contrasted with the years of hatred, they found joy and healing while they awaited the ships that would run the British blockade.  Hundreds of children were born during the wait. The film follows the story of three Israeli women born during this time as they discover the place and culture where their parents began to believe in life again. Weaving rare historical footage with unique current testimonials, the film captures a ray of light after great darkness.

The current world climate creates more refugees every single day, with fear and uncertainty overshadowing the lives of millions. The San Diego Italian Film Festival invites you to experience an Italian story about a different, older refugee crisis that faced similar uncertainty in a global search for humanity.

Join us after the film for a special panel discussion with front-line experts on refugee aid to discuss Shores of Light and how it relates to today’s world.

Sharyn Goodson, Director of Philanthropic Strategy, Leichtag Foundation
Etleva Bejko, Director of Refugee and Immigration Services, Jewish Family Service
Ramla Sahid, Executive Director, Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA)
Nadine Toppozada, Director of Refugee Services, Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
David Murphy, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee (IRC) San Diego


Directed by: Yael Katzir
Screenplay: Yael Katzir
Editing: Noa Keidan
Cinematography: Elio Bisignani, Hillel Nave’
Music: Alberto Schwartz
Producer: Yael Katzir, Gady Castel
Production: Katzir Production, Claims Conference

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471 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
T: 760-436-SHOW

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