Afterward

Dokus
| 95
English
| German

Jerusalem-born trauma expert Ofra Bloch confronts her personal demons in a journey that takes her to Germany, Israel and Palestine where she meets with people she was taught to hate. Set against the current wave of antisemitism and fascism 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, Bloch faces those she was raised to hate. The film points towards a future - an "afterward" - that attempts to live with the truths of history in order to make sense of the present. "At its most powerful, the film movingly illustrates the myriad ways in which the past haunts the present and the healing power of communication." (hollywoodreporter.com)