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From the makers of The Last Klezmer

Comes this powerful and beautiful film about Jewish life today in the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine...


Hear the beautiful Klezmer & Gypsy SOUNDTRACK. (You can purchase it!)

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A Journey
of Faith & Fate

"...the Gypsies
and Jews were one."


SHANA TOVA, A GOOD JEWISH NEW YEAR TO YOU!

Fantastic reviews... broke box office records!

Narrated by Leonard Nimoy

Having played to sold out crowds in NY's Lincoln Center and in theaters across the country...

Look for this amazing new documentary to come (or return) to your city soon, and tell your friends! Carpati is now available for shuls, community centers, and fundraising!

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Carpati movie poster CARPATI: 50 MILES, 50 YEARS focuses on ZEV GODINGER, a "proste" (ordinary) Jew who has a special friendship with his Rom (Gypsy) neighbors. In 1931 the Jewish community of the Carpathian region (then in Czechoslovakia, today Ukraine) numbered a quarter of a million Jews. Today sixty-five years later there are fewer than 1,500. Zev lives in Beregovo, only 50 miles from his birthplace. He had not returned since he was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Now, Zev makes the journey home not only to revisit his childhood memories but to bring a Torah to his boyhood synagogue, which has not had a Torah for many years. Zev's experiences and unique insights are representative of the rich Jewish culture that once thrived in the Carpathian Mountains. Directed by Yale Strom.


An Open Letter from producer David Notowitz:

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO MAKE A FILM? AAAAAAHHHH! OK, that over, let me tell you about the film. Carpati, a feature documentary film, is narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Carparti had its world theatrical premiere May 24 - June 2 in Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater in New York. It is directed and co-produced by my friend and partner on this project, Yale Strom. The film got great reviews and I can say I am proud of our work. After the inital two week period, Carpati continued to open in two other theaters in Manhattan... We had three theaters playing Carpati at the same time! Return here for continuously updated information on the film's schedule, and feel free to email me any questions you want or to check out the Notowitz Productions website.

This is a project that took me to Ukraine's Carpathian Mountains twice, once during the fall of 1994 during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and again during the spring of 1995 during Passover. I spent a total of six weeks in Ukraine, and together with Yale shot over 50 hours of footage to weave into the 80 minute film that would become Carpati.

To see when Carpati comes to your town, check out our online schedule.

Tell your friends across town and across the country to go and see it! Word of mouth is always stronger than any advertisement we could possibly do!


Thanks and be well.


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The image to the left is a map of the Carpathian (Carpati) Mountains region. If you look really close you can see us making the film...

Want to see Carpati region (map on the left) in HIGH RESOLUTION?

Sample the NARRATION by Leonard Nimoy!

Hear the beautiful Klezmer & Gypsy SOUNDTRACK. (You can purchase it!)

See where Carpati is COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU!

Read a LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CARPATI, Yale Strom.

Read of ADVENTURES had while making Carpati.

Read REVIEWS from NY Times, LA Times, NY Post, the Variety, and others!

Want to see some PHOTOS from the film?

The official list of CREDITS.

For filmmakers or those aspiring, some ADVICE.

International distributors CLICK HERE.

For a full website about NOTOWITZ PRODUCTIONS

Go to the Top of the Page.


For more information regarding Carpati, including planning a specific fundraiser for your community, buying or renting Carpati, getting info on the soundtrack,
Send email with specific request or question to David Notowitz (David@Notowitz.com)

International TV, theatrical, and home video distributors CLICK HERE


A special thank you for making this site possible to Michael Dunn, creator and manager of the Cybrary, for providing so much advice and support and patience as I designed and wrote the Carpati web site and for giving me space on his computer system to house the files. Also, thanks goes to the staff of Nizkor for currently giving me space on their system for housing Carpati.

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