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Ella Blumenthal

Subject: I Am Here

Ella is not your average 98-year-old grandmother. She is feisty, bubbly and bursting with personality; which makes her a fantastic raconteur and character to follow. She is never afraid to speak her mind, to joke around and spontaneously speak about extremely dark moments from her past. She captures attention, lighting up the screen and connecting with audiences around the world.

Ella has a joie de vivre, a zest for life, like no other, a characteristic that is unexpected, given her traumatic past. Ella perfectly encapsulates a strong- willed, unwavering woman, who will stop at nothing to live life to the fullest and cherish every single moment.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival