The closing of the open ceiling in the side room of Trieste‘s synagogue was also a performance for the camera; the filming did not coincide with Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Booths, during which practicing Jews leave their homes for seven days to commemorate the forty years that their ancestors were forced to spend in the desert. During the seven-day period, the roof of the synagogue is open. In a part of Europe where leaving the protection of the synagogue was not always without a mortal risk, a spatial theatrical ritual like this one can be of vital importance.