It’s The Ultimate Birthday Gift!
When Dolores Luber contemplated her 75th birthday she knew that she wanted to do something different. She chose to show a film at her celebration party…her film, aptly name Five Generations: The Luber – Seligman Connection. Dolores had invited her grand children to her birthday party and she knew that they would never personally know her parents – their great grand parents. So Dolores pulled together all the photos and old films she could find from her family and we made a movie.
Her film tells the story of her father Ben Luber and his father Fred Luber who were industry leading textiles importers in Montreal. As a retired psychotherapist Dolores also delivered a very personal but educated psychological post-mortem of her mother Lillian Seligman, a woman dealing with loss from early in life.
Dolores goes on to share her own life story of being a mom, a wife, a student, and a successful therapist. She finishes her film with blessings: speaking directly to each of her children and grandchildren telling them what she sees as unique and admirable in each one of them.
The following short clip is a part of Dolores’ two hour movie and she introduces her parents.
The problem with our youngest generation being so connected to the internet and popular culture is that their minds are easily filled with other people’s notions of what it means to be a person, a real person. When a grandmother like Dolores takes the time to speak to her family’s next generation about life – that is a real gift.
This film was constructed with video interviews, digital image capture of old photos, old 8 mm films transferred to digital, along with music and titles.