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July 31, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Screening Wed. July 31, 7:15 p.m.
3 months before it opens in N.Y. and L.A.!
THIS IS AMONG THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTARIES OF THE YEAR. WE WILL HAVE AN AFTER-FILM DISCUSSION.
Jerusalem-born trauma expert Ofra Bloch forces herself to confront her demons in a journey that takes her to Germany, Israel and Palestine. Set against the current wave of fascism and anti-Semitism sweeping the globe, AFTERWARD delves into the secret wounds carried by victims as well as victimizers, through testimonies ranging from the horrifying to the hopeful.
Seen as a victim in Germany and a perpetrator in Palestine, Ofra faces those she was raised to hate and dismiss as she searches to understand the identity-making narratives of the Holocaust and the Nakba (the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who became forced refugees in 1948), violent and non-violent resistance, and the possibility of forgiveness.
“Ofra Bloch’s documentary feels particularly relevant in these politically charged times seemingly marked more than ever by hatred and resentments….the Jerusalem-born therapist, described as a “trauma expert,” delves into the feelings of Germans, Israelis and Palestinians bearing under the weight of psychic wounds both first-hand and generational.” – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter