Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years (1996)

Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael P Lustig Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Steve Posen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Rusty Jacobs Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
David Notowitz Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dina Wein Reis Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Yale Strom Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Yale Strom Music n/a 120781 8000001
David Natowitz Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Natowitz Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Yale Strom Producer n/a 3 3000001
Yale Strom Director n/a 2 2000001
Jozef Lilki Actor n/a 1 1000004
Sani Virag Actor n/a 1 1000003
Simche Mermelshtein Actor n/a 1 1000002
Geza Virag Actor n/a 1 1000005
Meyer Naimen Actor n/a 1 1000006
Leonard Nimoy Narrator Narration 120790 1000009
Irinina Farkas Actor n/a 1 1000008
Magda Godinger Actor n/a 1 1000007
Zev Godinger Actor Himself 1 1000001
The story of Zev Godinger, a proste (ordinary) Jew who has a special friendship with his Gypsy (Rom) neighbors. In exhilarating "jam sessions," filmmaker Yale Strom demonstrates the subtle interrelationships and influences between Gypsy and Jewish music--unique melodies and cadences created by communities of outsiders. Such musical celebrations recall times and places in Eastern Europe now forever lost to us. As "Carpati" was being filmed, it was discovered that the synagogue of Vinogradov, Zev Godinger's hometown, had lacked a torah for many years. When an American synagogue donates a torah, the film's narrative follows the transport of the scrolls from Los Angeles to Vinogradov, to renew the religious life of this Carpathian village. In a poignant "rite of passage," it is Zev, settled just 50 miles away from Zinogradov since his deportation to Auschwitz in 1944, who brings the torah to his boyhood synagogue.