Between 1880 and 1924, 2.5 million Jews fled persecution in Russia and Eastern Europe, kissed the shtetl goodbye, and migrated to America. Turning a fresh, playful eye to the cultural attitudes and musical styles that proliferated throughout this extraordinarily rich period, from Yiddish theater to musical extravaganza, from klezmer to ragtime, from symphonic jazz to swing – all the way from the Bowery to Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood – FROM SHTETL TO SWING recounts the ebullient, screaming-to-be-told story of a musical metamorphosis born in darkest Russia, only to blaze across the sky of the Great White Way.
- Title: From Shtetl to Swing
- Director: Fabienne Rousso- Lenoir
- Country: France
- Year: 2005
- Running Time: 58 min.
- Genre: Documentary
- Stars: Harold Arlen, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire
- CZECH CRYSTAL, Golden Prague 2006