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Join us for a screening of Afterward, award winning documentary film by Ofra Bloch, followed by Q & A with
In her powerful personal documentary, psychoanalyst and trauma expert Ofra Bloch – an Israeli-born woman from a family of Holocaust survivors – invites us on a courageous journey as she meets with those who represent the twin traumas that have defined her inner life and that of her country: Germans living in the shadow of Nazi crimes and Palestinians resisting the occupation of their lands.
Without polemics or false equivalencies, Bloch turns an empathetic ear to the stories and convictions of a compelling group of subjects, all of whom carry the scars of generational catastrophe. Through these and other moving encounters, Bloch dares to explore the psychic wounds that connect victim and perpetrator, historical wrong and present-day justice. Her nuanced, thought-provoking film points towards a future – an “afterward” – that attempts to live with the truths of history in order to make sense of the present.