Shtetlers

A Film by Katya Ustinova

Synopsis

Shtetlers tells the secret story of small Jewish towns in the former Soviet Union where the traditional Jewish life continued for decades after disappearing everywhere else. The film offers the last glimpse into the lives of shtetlers, both Jewish and non-Jewish, scattered all around the world.

Director

  • Picture of Katya Ustinova © Katya Ustinova

    Katya Ustinova

    Katya Ustinova is a Russian born documentary filmmaker living in New York. Prior to switching over to documentary filmmaking she has worked as a producer, host and reporter for almost ten years for a major Russian Broadcasting Company in Moscow. After moving to the US she got her MFA degree in Social Documentary from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2012 along with receiving a Paula Rhodes Award for exceptional achievement in Documentary filmmaking for her thesis film. Over the past several years she has been working on three feature length films covering very different themes, stories and characters. As the other two films are still in progress, Shtetlers is her first completed feature length documentary.

Crew

Director
Katya Ustinova
Screenplay
Katya Ustinova
Producer
Katya Ustinova, Sasha Zavalishin
Director of Photography
Katya Ustinova, Maxim Musiyan
Sound
Serhii Avdieiev
Editor
Katya Ustinova
Sound Design
Serhii Avdieiev
Music
Anna Drubich, Amit Cohen

Cast

Volodya Malishevsky
Vladimir Gorbulsky
Isaac Vainshelboum
Emilia Kessler
Noikh Kafmansky

Details

Running Time
79:50 min
Shooting Format
Digital HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Ekaterina Ustinova
99 John Street, Apt. 1408
New York, NY 10038 USA

+19178256312
ustinoid@gmail.com


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