Afterward

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Showings

Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:World Cinema
Documentary
Women & Film
Tags:Documentary
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Politics
War
Jewish
Human Rights
Middle East
Release Year:2019
Runtime:94 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
German
Hebrew
Website:Official Website
Cast/Crew
Director:Ofra Bloch
Executive Producer:Abigail E. Disney
Adam Schlesinger
Producer:Jack Riccobono
Cinematographer:Alex Stikich
Screenwriter:Ofra Bloch
Editor:Michael J. Palmer
Composer:Lucas Lechowski
Principal Cast:Ofra Bloch

Description

Director Ofra Bloch Attending.

Ofra Bloch's timely and stunning debut-documentary doesn't shy away from trauma. Tracing the stories of both victims and victimizers throughout Germany, Israel and Palestine, the film illuminates how trauma, historical and present, shapes identities and points to a path toward healing. Born in Jerusalem, Bloch is a trauma expert who grew up surrounded by both memories and the real-life aftermath of the Holocaust. During her journey, Bloch is compelled to confront her own demons as she interviews a league of survivors, activists, advocates, therapists, historians and more to provide a broad picture of the realities of trauma. Throughout the documentary, we as an audience are asked to consider several questions--such as how do we move forward beyond unimaginable horrors, and more importantly, how do we heal the wounds so often shared between both victim and perpetrator?

Director Biography

Born in Israel, Ofra Bloch is a filmmaker and psychoanalyst whose work researching the short and long-term effects of trauma for Doctors of the World led to the making of her first documentary feature, Afterward.


Press

"[M]ovingly illustrates the myriad ways in which the past haunts the present and the healing power of communication." - Hollywood Reporter


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