Residents of Odessa, Ukraine have long been known as a 'special breed' for their eccentric ways, unstoppable humor and unique dialect.This film explores the city's culture, old and new, through random encounters with its current residents. A butcher from the famous Privoz marketplace, a historian, librarians, holocaust survivors, an art collector, a poet, a musician and several school children tell about their lives in the city.
Across the Narrow Bridge
A group of first generation Americans of Soviet Jewish background travel to Ukraine to explore the Jewish history of the region. They tour former shtetls, walk through the old Jewish neighborhoods in Kiev, Odessa and Lvov, meet members of remaining Jewish communities and visit sites of mass executions. Throughout this journey the trip participants share their feelings and families' stories on the issues of assimilation, living in fear of discrimination and Jewish identity.
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