Aftermath In the opening scenes of this gripping thriller, a Catholic construction worker from Chicago pays a visit to his family’s farm in Poland only to find that his brother is being mysteriously threatened and shunned by local townspeople. What follows is a tale of intrigue as the combative brothers are drawn into investigating the village’s dark secrets about its long deceased Jewish residents. While the story is entirely fictional, its writer/director has drawn loosely from notorious incidents that befell Jewish villagers in Jedwabne during World War II. This high-profile Polish feature film dares to raise the taboo topic of Polish indifference or complicity in the Nazi persecution of Polish Jews. Jerusalem Film Festival 2013: Yad Vashem Chairman's Award.