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Elish’s Notebooks

Directed by: Golan Rise
74 Minutes, 2017

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 or kissed. Following the treasure she left behind, they embark on an emotional and painful journey, learning about childhood, motherhood, and parenting.


Director: Golan Rise

Producer: Haggai Arad

Producer: Elad Peleg

Writer: Golan Rise

Writer: Sharon Yaish

Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem

Editor: Sharon Yaish

Sound designer: Aviv Aldema

Original music: Sharon Rise