Afterward (2018)

  • Documentary, JIFF, Middle East
  • 1h 34m

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 victimisers through testimonies ranging from the horrifying to the hopeful. Jerusalem-born trauma expert and director 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.


Ofra Bloch


Jack Riccobono

Executive Producer

Adam Schlesinger

Executive Producer

Abigail E. Disney