On Monday, January 20th, following the 7:30pm screening, there will be a Q&A with Director Ofra Bloch and producer Jack Riccobono AB '03, moderated by Julia Turner, Los Angeles Times deputy managing editor for arts and entertainment.
Jerusalem-born trauma expert Ofra Bloch forces herself to confront her personal 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, Bloch faces those she was raised to hate as she searches to understand the identity-making narratives of the Holocaust and the Nakba, violent and non-violent resistance, and the possibility of reconciliation. 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.
Produced by Jack Riccobono AB '03 and edited by Michael J. Palmer AB '03.