Filmmaker Marian Marzynski looks at history through the eyes of the present. Shtetl takes a bold and illuminated look at Jewish/Polish relationships in both the past and the present. Shot in Poland, Israel, and the United States, this documentary is a universal tale about Jews and those who live around them. Marzynski accompanies Nathan Kaplan, a 70-year old Jewish man from Chicago to Bransk, a small Polish shtetl in Eastern Poland. It is here where their confrontation with the past begins. Shtetl is a film about those who survived the Holocaust. Its moral is about civil rights for a minority living in a multi-ethnic society. 2 videocassettes (General Audience). (2 hrs. 53 min.)
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