About this film

“Breaking Bread” is a documentary that explores the A-Sham Festival, a groundbreaking food festival where Arab and Jewish chefs work in tandem to create mouthwatering dishes in order to foster social change. Founded by microbiologist Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Israeli to win Israel’s television cooking competition, “MasterChef,” the event’s action unfolds in the city of 

Haifa.  A treat for the senses, this delectable showcase of culinary heritage gives hope to the idea that collaboration in the kitchen could be a bridge to mutual understanding and, perhaps, a first step toward a lasting peace.

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WHEN + WHERE

3 p.m. Sun., May 1, Cinema Detroit 

FILM CREDITS

Director:
Beth Elise Hawk
 

Producer:
Beth Elise Hawk
 

Executive producers:
Jon Fitzgerald, Travis Knox
 

Associate producer:
Michelle Harrison
 

Director of photography:
Ofer Ben Yehuda
 

Editors:
Jonty Fine, Itai Levin
 

Composer:
Omar El-Dee
 

Country of Origin:
United States; Israel

English and Hebrew (with English subtitles) 

Year:
2020
 

Running time:
1 hour, 25 minutes
 

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Festival highlights:
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival