A SHTETL IN THE CARIBBEAN

posts by dweinstein

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/16/2016
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

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The JCC in Manhattan

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Tue, Feb 16 – Tue, Feb 16
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM
$9 members / $12 public
Dir. Sherman De Jesus (Netherlands, 2014, 99 min.)This road movie documentary tells the never-before-seen and compelling story of two childhood friends, children of Jews who fled pogroms and poverty and ended up in the Caribbean. In search of their family history in Eastern Europe, they travel through the Caribbean, the United States, Belarus, Ukraine, and Israel. We witness their discoveries, courage, and despair as they are confronted with the sacrifices their parents had to make to provide them with a better future. The film offers a unique voice to the mostly unknown story of the Jewish communities in the Caribbean.