A Shtetl in the Caribbean

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A Shtetl in the Caribbean

 

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Writer & Director

Sherman De Jesus

Director Of Photography

Bernd Wouthuysen

 

Sound Recordist

Menno Euwe

 

Sound Recordist Curaçao & Miami

Hens Van Rooij

 

Editor

Sander Kuipers

 

Interpreter & Guide Ukraine & Belarus

Serhiy Bilichenko

 

Archive Research

Olivia Buning

Milly Schloss

Nanelia Walvenzao

 

Assistant Production

Mathijs Jorritsma

Tim Van Velzen

 

Trainee

Sterre Schout

 

Translation

Justus Van De Kamp

Charlotte De Windt

InVision Ondertiteling BV

 

Original Score

Randal Corsen

 

Music Performed By

Randal Corsen & The Mantangi Quartet

 

Music Recorded By

Paul Pouwer

 

Studio

Power Sound Studio Amsterdam

 

Sound Design & Mix

Mark Glynne

 

Sound Editor

Antony Gray

 

Assistant Sound Design

Selle Sellink

 

Grading

Laurent Fluttert

 

Online & Post Production

Het Raam Digital Cinema

 

Mixing Theatre

Cinemeta Digital

 

Poster Design & Titles

ShoSho | Joost Hiensch

Veronique de Weger

 

Publicity

Silvester Broekhuizen

 

Associate Producer

Herbert Cordt

 

Producer Joodse Omroep

Marielle Kloosterhuis

 

Commissioning Editor Joodse Omroep

Alfred Edelstein

 

Producers

Sherman De Jesus

Cécile Van Eijk

A Shtetl in the Caribbean in New York!

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 human being can truly build a home.

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