One Day After Peace

Directed by Erez Laufer & Miri Laufer
Produced by Erez Laufer
Co-produced by Steven Markovitz
86 min
Israel, 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.


World premiere at Hot Docs, Canada, 2013

IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2013

Israel Academy Award Screening, 2013

Special Screening at The United Nations, 2013

Encounters Documentary Festival, South Africa, 2013

Docaviv, Israel, 2013

Festival of the Movie of the Human Rights of the Gard, France, 2012

FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival, India, 2012

Eyes fell upon the sacred Movies and Religion, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2012

Strasbourg Humain Rights International Film Festival, France, 2012

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2012

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 2012

Document 11 Int. Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Glasgow, 2012

Palo Alto Oshman Family JCC, USA, 2012

Religion Today Film Festival, Trento, Italy, 2012

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, USA, 2012

Webster University Film Series, USA, 2012

Borders Dokufest, Kosova, 2012

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2012

Ischia IFF, Italy, 2012

Gdansk Documentary Film Festival, Poland, 2012

Gdansk Documentary Film Festival, Ireland, 2012

Endeavours Documentary Film Festival, Singapore, 2012

Africa World Documentary Film Festival, Jamaica, 2012

enore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2012

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2012

Israel-Italy Film Festival, Italy, 2012

Movies that Matter Film Festival, Netherlands, 2012

CinemAfrica Film Festival 2013, Sweden, 2013

Kino Freiburg Film Forum, Germany, 2013

International Film festival Assen (Women & film), Netherlands, 2013

San Diego Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2013

International Human Rights Film Festival of Paris (FIFDHI), France, 2013

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2013

International Documentary Film Festival ONE WORLD, Slovakia, 2013

Melbourne Jewish International Film Festival, Australia. 2013

ydney Jewish International Film Festival, Australia, 2013

Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2013

Syracuse International Film Festival, USA, 2013

Korean International Documentary Festival, South Korea, 2013


The Vera Audience Award, Movies that Matter Festival, Netherlands, 2012

Special mention Jury Award, A Matter of Act Competition, Netherlands, 2012

Winner Best Documentary, Endouvers Doc Film Festival, Singapore, 2012

First Prize, Feature Film Category, Films For Peace- Windcloak-Media Film Festival, Italy, 2012

Jury & Audience Award, Kimera International Film Festival, Italy, 2012

The George and Leah Wilson Jury Award for Feature Film, Show me Justice Film Festival, Warrensburg, 2012 USA

Grand Prix Jury Etudiant, The 11th Paris International. Film Festival on Human Rights, France, 2012

Best Research Award, Docaviv, Israel, 2012

Nominated for Best Documentary, Israel Academy Award, 2012

Jury Award Best Feature, Auroville Film Festival, India, 2012


Currently not for distribution in South Africa