“… Peace may be difficult to imagine, but this brave and inspiring film puts the process in a global, historical context that helps us glimpse what might be possible …” Urban Times - May 8, 2012
“… 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
“… 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…” ✩Toronto.com - May 2, 2012
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;
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.
The George and Leah Wilson Jury Award for Feature Film, Show me Justice film festival, USA Grand Prix Jury Etudiant, The 11th Paris International Film Festival on Human Rights, France Vara Audience Award, Movies that Matter Festival Special mention Jury award, A Matter of Act competition award, The Netherlands Winner, Best Research, Israeli Academy Award Nominated, Best Documentary, Israeli Academy Award