One Day After Peace

A film by Erez Laufer and Miri Laufer

One Day After Peace

“… a layered, carefully rendered exploration of one woman's attempt to find her way through a horror which doesn't yield to platitudes or a simple division of sides … the documentary is a rare gift in the growing body of documentary film dedicated to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict …”
Torontoist - April 23, 2012

Can the means used to resolve the conflict in South Africa be applied to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? As someone who experienced both conflicts firsthand, Robi Damelin wonders about this. Born in South Africa during the apartheid era, she later lost her son, who was serving with the Israeli Army reserve in the Occupied Territories. At first she attempted to initiate a dialogue with the Palestinian who killed her child. When her overtures were rejected, she embarked on a journey back to South Africa to learn more about the country's Truth and Reconciliation Committee's efforts in overcoming years of enmity. Robi's thought-provoking journey leads from a place of deep personal pain to a belief that a better future is possible.

Because of its contribution to the field of conflict resolution, this film also had a special screening and panel discussion at The United Nations headquarters on October 9th, 2012.


Festivals and Screenings


“… Most extraordinary of all, however, is the footage of former Apartheid Law & Order Minister Adriaan Vlok interacting with the families of his victims in South Africa. There's one particular scene where a woman in Soweto unexpectedly recognises Vlok, which will haunt you long after the screening. …” Daily Maverick - June 7, 2012

“… This powerful and beautifully made film features, among others, APLA military director Letlapa Mphahlele, who ordered the Heidelberg Tavern bombing, Ginn Fourie, the mother of one of the victims and, most powerful of all, an apparently contrite Adriaan Vlok, Apartheid’s last Minister of Law and Order. …” What's On! Johannesburg

“… this film is jam-packed with raw emotion and complex geopolitical issues … a powerful and moving testament to a woman's courage and the potential for healing in one of the world's most intractable conflict zones…” ✩ - May 2, 2012

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The Vera Audience Award, Movies that Matter Festival , The Netherlands
Special mention Jury Award, A Matter of Act Competition ,The Netherlands
Winner Best Documentary, Endouvers Doc Film Festival, Singapore
First Prize, Feature Film Category, Films For Peace- Windcloak-Media Film Festival, Italy
Jury & Audience Award, Kimera International Film Festival, Italy
The George and Leah Wilson Jury Award for Feature Film, Show me Justice Film Festival, Warrensburg Mo USA
Grand Prix Jury Etudiant, The 11th Paris International. Film Festival on Human Rights, France
Best Research Award , Docaviv, Israel>
Nominated, for Best Documentary, Israel Academy Award
Jury Award Best Feature, Auroville Film Festival (Auroville India)

University/College Libraries:

University of Chicago
Birhamton University
William Peace University
Harvard Law School
Southern California @ Los Angeles (CA),
Queensland (Australia),
Macqurie (Australia),
Kings College, London University (UK),
Franklin College (IN),
Bridgewater State University (MA),
University of Jaume (Spain),
Kearney (NE),
Reno (NV),
Eugene (OR),
Goucher College (MD),
George Mason (Fairfax VA),
Maryland (MD),
Tufts (Boston MA),
Georgetown (Washington DC),
Radford (VA),
Brandeis (MA),
Irvine (CA),
Princeton (NJ),
West Michigan (MI),
St Mary's College (IN),
American (Washington DC),
Syracuse (NY),
Nichols College (MA),
North Carolina (NC),
Kennesaw (TN),
American University (Paris France),
Arizona State University (Tempa AZ),
Austin Community College (TX),
Baltimore University (MD),
Brandon (Canada),
Brigham Young (UT),
Brigham Young University (UT),
Butler University (Indianapolis IN),
Chapell Hill (NC),
Chapman (CA),
Colombia University (NY),
DePaul (Chicago IL),
Dickinson (PA),
Dusseldorf University (Germany),
Eastern Washington (Wa)
Florida Atlantic (FL),
Hope College (Holland MI),
IDC Herzlia- (Israel),
Iowa (IA),
Ithaca (NY),
Jain School (India),
Jerusalem (Israel),
John Carrol University (University Heights OH),
Kansas University (Lawrence KS),
Kennesaw (Ga),
Kent University (United Kingdom),
Langara University (Vancouver Canada),
Las Vegas (NV),
Michigan University (East Lansing MI),
Missouri Central University (Warrensburg MO),
Nansen Institute (Norway),
Northwestern University (IL),
Norway University for Life Sciences (Norway),
Otago (New-Zealand),
Pan American University (Edinburg TX),
Portland (OR),
Rochester College (Rochester Hills Mi),
Scaro Coure University (Milan Italy),
Seattle Pacific (WA),
SOAS (London UK),
South Australia University (Australia),
St Thomas University ( Saint Paul MN),
St. Nichols (MA),
Sydney (Australia),
Tel-Aviv (Israel),
Trinity College (Belfast N. Ireland),
Union Presbyterian Seminar (Va),
Utrecht (The Nederlands) School for Peace (Cambodia),
Webster University (St.Louis MO),
Wellesley College (Ma),
York (Canada),
ZEF Institute (Bonn-Germany)

About the Film

South Africa, Israel, 2012
86 minutes
English, Hebrew

Directors: Erez Laufer, Miri Laufer
Editor: Miri Laufer
Camera: Erez Laufer
Research: Miri Laufer
Music: Philip Miller
Sound Design: Erez Eyni Shavit
Produced by: Erez Laufer Films
Co-Produced by: Steven Markovitz, South-Africa






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