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One Day, After Peace

Directed by: Miri Laufer, Erez Laufer
85 Minutes, 2012, Documentary; Other Israel Film Festival

Robi Damelin, an Israeli of South African origin, lost her soldier son in the occupied territories. Robi tries to reconcile with her son’s Palestinian killer, however he refuses, stating that her son was part of the occupation army. Now Robi travels to South Africa, 15 years after the end of Apartheid to seek answers from the South African model of the Truth and Reconciliation Committees, can this model ever work in Israel? Robi returns home in order to broker a new kind of forgiveness in the Israeli/Palestinian communities and support of the release from jail of the guy who killed her son.