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A Shtetl in the Caribbean (2014)

A SHTETL IN THE CARIBBEAN tells the compelling story of two childhood friends who grew up on Curaçao, in search for their family history in Eastern Europe. Mark and Tsale, children of ... See full summary »

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Sherman De Jesus
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Credited cast:
Tsale Kirzner Tsale Kirzner ... Himself
Mark Wiznitzer Mark Wiznitzer ... Himself
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A SHTETL IN THE CARIBBEAN tells the compelling story of two childhood friends who grew up on Curaçao, in search for their family history in Eastern Europe. Mark and Tsale, children of Eastern European Jews that fled to Curaçao, travel back to the home countries of their ancestors. In a documentary road-movie across Curaçao, the United States, Belarus, Ukraine and Israel, we witness their discoveries, courage and despair while they are reminded of the sacrifices their parents had to make to provide their family with a better future. This unknown story is revealed in a journey from the desolate wastelands of Eastern Europe to the exotic Caribbean, a contrast metaphoric for the history of Mark and Tsale's ancestors. A SHTETL IN THE CARIBBEAN originated from a strong emotion: we are all part of the same family, no matter how different we are. The film is also an homage to Curaçao, a small island with a big heart, and a place that has been a safe haven for strangers. Only in such a place a... Written by Mathijs jorritsma

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A way of arriving

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Documentary

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Country:

Netherlands

Release Date:

26 October 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

Curaçao, Netherlands See more »

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(theatrical)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Selection of Writers Unlimited , International Literature Festival, The Hague, January 16, 2015. See more »

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Eda Aminoff: You know, you better kiss me so I can see if I can stand it.
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A Shtetl in the Caribbean
Original Score written by Randal Corsen.
Performed by Randal Corsen (piano) and the Matangi String Quartet.
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