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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 reconciliation.


  • Bassam Aramin
  • Ofra Bloch

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Jan 10, 2020

While Bloch's emotions and thoughts about the Holocaust and the Israeli occupation are deeply felt, the documentary’s finer points are a little less clear.

Metacritic review by Monica Castillo
Monica Castillo
Jan 9, 2020

At its most powerful, the film movingly illustrates the myriad ways in which the past haunts the present and the healing power of communication.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Jan 9, 2020

Ofra Bloch is a psychotherapist, specializing in trauma, who always wanted to be a filmmaker. But it’s her actual profession, not her preferred one, that makes her documentary Afterward a valuable document.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation