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Breaking Bread

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Breaking Bread

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Beth Elise Hawk’s award-winning documentary tells the inspiring story of Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef. Convinced that cooking collaboratively can not only create extraordinary food but also change the world, she went on to found Haifa’s A-Sham Arabic Food Festival, where Arab and Jewish chefs work together to put their personal spins on traditional recipes. This inspiring, delectable love letter to Middle Eastern food and cuisine diplomacy is a hopeful look at how cooking and eating together can lead to mutual understanding.

“An award-winning love letter to the food of the Middle East...simply delicious.”
Victoria Prever, The Jewish Chronicle
“Breaking Bread demonstrates that food can nurture a connection among people from disparate groups, chipping away at discord, and that when political and religious labels are removed, we are all just human beings with striking similarities.”
, The Jerusalem Post

SPECIAL EVENTS

Closing Night

Thursday, Oct. 14 2021, 7:05

Weather permitting, a tasting reception will be held outside at the Media Arts Lab.

Film to Table is presented in partnership with PubStreet.

Tickets: $40 (members), $40 (nonmembers)

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Live virtual Q&A with filmmaker Beth Elise Hawk

Sunday, Oct. 10 2021, 7:15

Tickets: $13 (members), $18 (nonmembers)

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This film is part of the Jewish Film Festival 2021 series.



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