Elish’s Notebooks

Israel, Feature Documentary, 2017, 74 min

Winner at the DocAviv Film Festival

Dramatic moments as seven grown children see how their mother viewed them and their lives, for the first time. Unseen Films

After the death of their emotionally distant mother, Elisheva Rise, her seven children discover a secret cache of journals that she kept for more than 57 years. Unusually, these were written not in her own voice but from the perspectives of each of her children, beginning with their birth. Now, filmed by Elisheva’s grandson Golan, his father, aunt and uncles each read through “their” journal, emotionally confronting their past and their complex feelings for their lost parent. Subtitled.

Directed by Golan Rise

Colorado Premiere

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium