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A Shtetl in the Caribbean

Netherlands, 2014


This is the captivating story of two childhood friends that grew up in Curaçao, in search of their family history in Eastern Europe. Marco and Tsale, sons of Hebrews from Eastern Europe that escaped in Curaçao, take a journey through the country of origin of their ancestors. A road-movie documentary through Curaçao, United States, Belarus, Ukraine, Israel; their discoveries, courage and desperation while they remember the sacrifices that their parents made to make sure they could have a better future.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 human being can truly build a home.

Movie card

Direction Sherman De Jesus

Screenplay Sherman De Jesus

Cinematography Bernd Wouthuysen

Editing Sander Kuipers

Music Randal Corsen

Production Cécile van Eijk, Sherman De Jesus

Company Memphis Film & Television and Joodse Omroep

Distribution Memphis Sales & Distribution Company

Curacao, USA, Bielorussia, Ucraina, Israele

Language Inglese, olandese, russo, bielorusso, ebraico, papiamentu

Subtitle Inglese

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Trailer A Shtetl in the Caribbean from Memphis Film & Television on Vimeo.

Date of screening: Thursday 2 July at 22:30 in San Pietro a Pantaniello

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