Official Selection Haifa Int’l Film Festival
That’s why I no longer just call him “the terrorist.”
I call him by his name: Shadi Tobassi.”
– Yael Armanet-Chrnobroda
March 31, 2002: Shadi Tobassi, a suicide bomber from Jenin, blew himself up in the Arab-owned Matza Restaurant in Haifa, killing 15 people. Among the victims was Dov Chernobroda, an Israeli architect who had dedicated his life to the peace process. Eight years later, his widow Yael decides to contact the Tobassi family, in an attempt to break down the wall of silence that existed on both sides. ‘Nach Der Stille’ is the extraordinarily brave, moving story of their journey.
Stephanie Bürger, born in Aalen in 1982, studied Communication Sciences in Augsburg (Bachelor of Arts). In October 2009, she completed her master’s degree in Media Studies at the University of Tübingen. Since then, she has been working for Cinema Jenin Production and Filmperspektive GmbH in the West Bank and in Tübingen, Germany.