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On Wednesday, Google released a doodle to celebrate the 58th birthday of director, actress, and activist Ronit Elkabets. The illustration that replaced the Google logo on the search engine's landing page for users in Israel and France was created by Israeli artist Maya Shleifer.
“I think Ronit would be touched by this commemoration in Israel and France, where she lived and worked. The cinema of Ronit, the roles she has created, has always represented her desire to speak for women, to promote change and equality. I think that millions of people in Europe and Israel will remember Ronit and her values or will recognize her for the first time, – this is amazing”, – said Ronit's brother, director, actor and producer Shlomi Elkabets.
“In addition to Ronit Elkabets' unique talent, the doodle we publish today in Israel and France is a reminder of Ronit's courage and legacy as an artist who has struggled for the freedom and equality of women”, – says Barak Regev, national manager of Google Israel. “Our doodles attract people's attention and are meant to bring joy, and I'm sure millions of people in Israel and France will enjoy celebrating Ronit's birthday”.
Throughout her career, Elkabetz has been nominated for thirteen Ophir awards Awards. In addition, she has won dozens of awards at film festivals around the world and was awarded the French Legion of Honor. Ronit Elkabets has played a key role in attracting an international audience to the Israeli film industry.
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