Breaking Bread

Documentary 85 min
Saturday, March 5
Sunday, March 6

Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel – the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef – is on a quest to make social change through food. And so, she founded the A-sham Arabic Food Festival, where pairs of Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on exotic dishes like kishek (a Syrian yogurt soup), and qatayef (a dessert typically served during Ramadan). A film about hope, synergy and mouthwatering fare, Breaking Bread illustrates what happens when people focus on the person, rather than her religion; on the public, rather than the politicians.

“The premise underlying this documentary, directed by Beth Elise Hawk, is that all cultures can unite over the spectacle of mouthwatering food on camera.” — Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
Breaking Bread delivers comfort food in every sense of the expression, from the mouthwatering Middle Eastern delicacies on view to the soul-nourishing displays of peacemaking compassion.” — Thomas Floyd, Washington Post
directed by
Beth Elise Hawk
written by
Beth Elise Hawk
Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, Shlomi Meir, Ali Khattib
United States, Israel