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5_Campo im Ghetto_©Klaus Steindl
4_Nach dem Regen_©Klaus Steindl
12a_web_Juedischer Philosph_©Helmut Wimmer

Venice and the Ghetto

TV Documentary, 90/52 mins, 2016
Director: Klaus T. Steindl

The world’s first Jewish ghetto was established in Venice 500 years ago and named after a discontinued copper foundry. In many ways, the creation of the ghetto marked a turning point in the history of the Jewish people and was met with mixed reactions by the affected Jews. On the one hand, the ghetto symbolised social exclusion. On the other, the ghetto finally allowed Jews to establish stable cultural and social roots in a single place – progress after centuries of displacement and wandering. The film explores the fascinating history of the Venetian ghetto from its creation to the modern day.

A co-production with Tellux Film, ARTE/NDR, BR, ORF and BMB
Funded by Fernsehfonds Austria and Federal Ministry of Education


Klaus T. Steindl
Yury Winterberg

Klaus T. Steindl

Documentary Camera
Stefano Pancaldi

Re-enactment Camera
Helmut Wimmer

Production Design
Nikolai Ritter

Robert Zapletal

Motion Graphics
Chris Princic/awood

Thomas Kathriner

Sound Recordists
Paolo Lenci
Francesco Talarico
Andreas Traint

Lighting & Grip
Berhard Rybar
Sarah Mangelsberger
Verena Mühling

Assistant Director
Sarah Nörenberg

Sound Design/Engineering
Martin Sachsenhofer, Blautöne

Colour Grading
Tom Varga, Listo

Rainer Zottele
Saskia Köck
Oliver Gstraimer
Jacob Schaefer
Daniel Lind
Jami Vahdani

Juergen Hoerl
Christina Copelli
Katharina Rejc

Doris Kendler
Michaela Sommer

Peter Matić
Petra Morzé
Regina Fritsch
Peter Faerber
Johann Nikolussi
Gianfranco Licandro

Dominik Raneburger
Victoria Rukin-Hotanjova
Mauro John Maloberti
Julia Lorünser
Christoph Hackenberg

Archivio di Stato di Venezia
Museo Ebraico di Venezia
Biblioteca Correr/Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg
UB Würzburg, „Fries-Chronik“
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München
Getty Images
bpk/Kunstbibliothek, SMB
Compagnia de´Colombari/Ted Hardin

Thanks to
Michael Calimani
Paolo Navarro Dina
Erika Jakubovits
Toto Bergamo Rossi
Gabriella Belli
Girolamo Fazzini
Giorgio Palma
Eva Haller
Kulturverein Simmering
Shira Karmon

Special thanks to
Comunità Ebraica di Venezia
Riccardo Calimani
Anna Vera Sullam
Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Comune di Venezia – Venice Film Commission
Compagnia de´Colombari/Jennifer Newmann
Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien
Klaus Davidowicz, Universität Wien
Herbert Kühfuss

Michael Cencig
Martin Choroba
Lena Karbe