One Day After Peace

Director: Erez Laufer | Miri Laufer
Genre: Documentary
Countries: South Africa | Israel
Year: 2012
Running Time: 86 min
Language: Hebrew | English with English subtitles
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 7 pm
Location: Drexel’s Mitchell Auditorium
Premiere Status: Philadelphia Premiere
Special Event: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Professor Elliot Ratzman
Panelists: Author Ranen Omer-Sherman and Professor Amelia Hoover Green
Community Partners: Drexel University, College of Arts and Sciences, Hillel at Drexel University, Drexel Center for Interdisciplinary Programs
This event is free for full-time students with ID
Free Admission for Drexel Students and Faculty (must show Full-time Student or Faculty ID at the door)

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A deeply moving chronicle of understanding, forgiveness, and empathy, ONE DAY AFTER PEACE has won numerous prizes at film festivals around the world and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Israeli Academy Awards. It follows the emotional journey of Robi Damelin, a South African-born Israeli, who lost her younger son David to a Palestinian sniper’s bullet while he was serving as a sentry in the West Bank. At first, Robi wants to speak with her son’s killer, who is now serving time in an Israeli prison. He refuses, because her son was part of the occupying army denying his people their sovereignty. Undeterred, Robi decides to return to South Africa to see how the country she came from dealt with its own issues of forgiveness and reconciliation after decades of enmity. Through the post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC), Robi meets with perpetrators from both sides of the conflict and tries to understand the motivations that brought them to confront their victims and publicly declare their crimes. Robi’s thought-provoking story leads from a place of deep personal pain to a belief that a better future is possible.

This film was generously underwritten by Harold Berger & Elaine Lindy

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