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True Venetian Islanders

Episode 2 of 5

Beginning in the medieval Jewish cemetery on the Lido, Polly discusses how the island geography of Venice has allowed segregated and separate communities to evolve.

Writer Polly Coles reads Islanders, the second of her essays in search of what makes a true Venetian. Beginning each essay with an object or a place, she traces a cultural and historical thread through to living individuals who are contributing to a rich and diverse contemporary Venetian culture. She argues the true Venetian does not have to be born in the city or a permanent resident to be part of a viable, creative future for this beleaguered community.

Polly begins in the medieval Jewish cemetery on the Lido and discusses how the island geography of Venice has allowed segregated and separate communities to evolve.

Written and performed by Polly Coles
Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.

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