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DFFF: AFTERWARD

Ofra Bloch

This film is F-rated.

Afterward delves into the secret wounds carried by victims as well as victimisers through testimonies ranging from the horrifying to the hopeful. Jerusalem-born trauma expert Ofra Bloch forces herself to confront her personal demons in a journey that takes her to Germany, Israel and Palestine. 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.

Screening exclusively online on IFI@Home as part of the Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2021, August 20th-22nd.

94 mins, USA, 2018, Digital

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