Village of Idiots

Based on a Jewish folk tale adapted by playwright John Lazarus, this animated short tells the story of Shmendrik, a simpleton living in a small Polish village. Weary of daily life in his native Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place eerily reminiscent of his old Chelm. An amusing take on our tendency to romanticize what we don't have.

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Film Credits

director
Eugene Fedorenko
animation
Eugene Fedorenko
director
Rose Newlove
animation
Rose Newlove
producer
David Verrall
Michael Scott
script
John Lazarus
sound
Greg Shim
sound editing
Jean-Baptiste Roger
re-recording
Serge Boivin
Geoffrey Mitchell
narrator
Nicholas Rice
music
Normand Roger

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