The Longest Journey

The Longest Journey

'The Longest Journey: The Last Days of the Jews of Rhodes' is a powerful cinematic tribute to a lost world. Weaving together the moving testimonies of Stella Levi, Sami Mondiano, and Albert Israel, Italian director Ruggero Gabbai brings these survivors back to Rhodes from their newfound homes in the US and Europe. Through their stories, we experience what was once a unique and vibrant community - family and communal celebrations, interactions with the Greek, Turkish, and Italian communities, cultural transitions, as well as the last days of Jewish life. Rhodes unfolds as a sort of paradise lost. As Ruggero Gabbai's starkly beautiful cinematography reminds us, you can never go home again.

Directed by Ruggero Gabbai
Italy, 2013
Documentary, Jewish Culture, Jewish History
Italian (with English Subtitles)
50 Minutes

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The Longest Journey