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The documentary diariesWorking experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker$
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Alan Rosenthal

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993023

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993023.001.0001

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Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams

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The documentary diaries

Alan Rosenthal

Manchester University Press

This chapter details the progression of an observational film still in process. It tells the story of a unique family of musicians, who battle various odds to create a successful family life. The mother, Debby is banjo and violin player, and runs a folk group. Her husband Zohar is a brilliant teacher of jazz guitar, while their eldest son Zohar has become a start guitarist on the Israeli jazz scene. The youngest son Inbar performs on the double bass. However the middle son, Rotem, suffers from cerebral palsy. To help Rotem in his difficulties Debby has invented various aids, one of which…the Upsee…enables young wheel chair sufferers to dance and play. After years of waiting the Upsee becomes a commercial sensation. How the family deals with this, and Rotem’s future, become the central themes of the film.


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