Director: Beth Elise Hawk Run Time: 85 min. Release Year: 2021
Starring: Ali Khattib, Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, Ilan Ferron, Osama Dalal, Shlomi Meir
In Breaking Bread, exotic cuisine and a side of politics are on the menu. Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel – the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef – is on a quest to make a social change through food. And so, she founded the A-sham Arabic Food Festival in Haifa. There, pairs of Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on mouthwatering dishes like kishek (a Syrian yogurt soup), and qatayef (a dessert typically served during Ramadan), as we savor the taste of hope and discover the food of their region free from political and religious boundaries.
Documentary, World Cinema, Women Filmmakers
“The result is a gourmet guide to the disparate historical shifts that have gone into the making of the country’s multi-faceted population.” Sandra Hall ~ Sydney Morning Herald