One Day After Peace


Erez Laufer / Israel / 2012
Documentário / 86 min

Synopsis: Robi Damelin lost her younger son David to a Palestinian sniper's bullet while he was manning a military checkpoint in the West Bank. At first Robi tried to contact her son's killer, who is now serving time in an Israeli prison. She wanted to launch a dialogue with him and his parents, but the Palestinian refused. After all, he explained, her son was part of the forces of Occupation army that was denying his people their sovereignty. Undeterred, Robi decided to return to South-Africa to see how the country where she was born had embarked on a quest to achieve forgiveness and reconciliation after decades of apartheid.

About the director: Director Erez Laufer is the co-Editor of 2 Oscar nominees: Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, The War Room for Best Documentary (1993) and Laura Poitras, My Country My country (2006). His own film, Laisse-moi t'aimer won the 2002 Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary 2002, and had its international premiere at the Directors Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2003.