New York : Distributed by Log In Enterprises, 1996.
Video — 2 videocassettes (117, 55 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Produced over the course of four years and shot in Poland, Israel, and the United States, Shtetl looks at Jewish/Polish relationships in both the past and the present. The film begins when filmmaker Marian Marzynski accompanies Nathan Kaplan, a 70 year-old Jewish man from Chicago, to Brańsk, the Polish Shtetl where Kaplan's father was born. There he meets Zbyszek, a young Polish historian with a passion for Jewish history, and their encounter with the realities of the past begins.