A Shtetl in the Caribbean will have its festive world premiere on the silver screen of the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam on the 26th of October 2014 at 21.15 hrs.
The film 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.
Once the film has premiered, it will be shown in Filmtheater Hilversum, Filmzaal Liberaal Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam en in Filmtheater ’t Hoogt, Utrecht.