Where is Elle Kari and
A Film by: Dvorit Shargal
(Israel, 2014, 49 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English, Japanese, Swedish, English subtitles)
During the 1950’s a series of books called “Children of the World” became very popular. The books, which are still printed in Israel, were created by the Jewish-Swedish photographer, Anna Riwkin-Brick (1908-1970). Nine of the books were written by Astrid Lindgren (who also wrote “Pippi Longstocking”).
"Where is Elle-Kari and What Happened to Noriko-san?" is a documentary which
looks for some of the heroes of the series: Elle-Kari from Lapland, Noriko-San from Japan, Dirk from Holland as well as some of the Israeli heroes. Were they real
children? Where are they now?
The film is a poignant reminder of vanishing childhood – the childhood of the children from the books, of the creator of the movie and of the children of pre-television Israel when trips to foreign places were such a distant dream.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENNINGS
• Nominated for Best Documentary under 60 min at The Israeli Academy Awards 2015
• Indian cine film festival in Mumbai and won the Best Documentary - jury.
• Milton and Betty Katz JCC in Margate NJ 2015
• Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai 2014 - won the Best Documentary Award
• Filmmakers of the Year Film Festival Jakarta, Indonesia 2014
• DOCfeed festival in Eindhoven, Holland 2015
• BigMuddy FF Carbondale, Illinois 2015
• Women Director Festival, New Delhi 2015
• Women in Media FF in Newark 2015
• Universe Multicultural Film Festival California 2015
• Tupelo FF Ms 2015
• St. Tropez & Nice International Film Festival 2015
• selected for Filmmakers of the Year Film Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, 2014.
- DOCfeed festival in Eindhoven, Holland, 2015
-In BigMuddy FF Carbondale, Illinois
- in Women in media FF in Newark
- Universe Multicultural Film Festival in California,
- Tupelo FF Ms
- Saint Tropez & Nice FF
- Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, Wales
- South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
- CMS,INTERNATIONAL CHILREN'S FILM FESTIVAL, Lucknow, India,
- CayFilm Cayman International Film Festival
- Long Island International Film Expo, 2015
- Jewish FF, Australia, 2015
- Italy International FF, Milano 2015
- LA Israeli FF, 2015
- Minneopolis FF, 2017