Afterward, a documentary produced by Jack Riccobono AB '03, will have its west coast premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Feb. 2nd and Feb. 3rd.
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, violent and non-violent resistance, and the possibility of forgiveness.
Directed by Ofra Bloch
Produced by Jack Riccobono AB '03
Executive Produced by Abigail E. Disney & Adam Schlesinger
"A brilliant personal exploration of the psychological obstacles to peace in the Middle East,
and the tectonic plates of history that have brought two peoples to this tragic impasse."
- Lawrence Wright
Pulitzer prize-winning author
Saturday, Feb 2nd at 1pm
Fiesta 5 Theatre
916 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Special Q&A w/ Director Ofra Bloch & Producer Jack Riccobono
Guest moderated by Julia Turner, Deputy Managing Editor at the LA Times