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Elish’s Notebooks

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2017
  • 74 min.
  • Director(s): Golan Rise
  • Producer(s): Haggai Arad, Elad Peleg - Daroma Productions

Synopsis

82-year-old Elisheva Rise passed away. As her children clear out her home, they find journals she secretly wrote to each of them documenting their lives from their birth until her last day. Every evening she would sit in her kibbutz home and write to her 7 children, whom she had never hugged nor kissed. Following the treasure she left behind, they embark on an emotional and painful journey, learning about childhood, motherhood, and parenting.

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Credits

Director(s)

Golan Rise

Producer(s)

Haggai Arad, Elad Peleg - Daroma Productions

Script

Golan Rise, Sharon Yaish

Cinematography

Daniel Kedem

Editor

Sharon Yaish

Original Music

Sharon Rise

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Produced with the help of

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Broadcaster

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Sound designer

Aviv Aldema

Festival Highlights

  • Winner

    Best Editing Award
    DocAviv Film Festival
    2017

Black Movie Film Festival , Switzerland , 2019

Boulder International Film Festival , USA , 2018

Santa Barbara International Film Festival , USA , 2018

DocAviv International Film Festival , Israel , 2017

DOCNYC , USA , 2017

Reviews

  • The mere existence of Elish’s notebooks is fascinating in itself, and the conclusions her children reach while reading them are mesmerizing.
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