Breaking Bread


Closing Night

Monday, May 11, 2020
7 PM @ Philadelphia Film Center

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*General Admission: $20

*Please note that tickets may only be purchased through the Philadelphia Film Center (link above).

Director: Beth Elise Hawk
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Running Time: 1 hr 26 min
Language: English and Hebrew with English subtitles

Philadelphia Premiere
Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel was a 33-year-old microbiologist from an Arab town in Northern Israel when she won the top prize in the fourth season of Israel’s MasterChef. She went on to found the A-sham Food Festival, a celebration of Arab cuisine inspired by traditional dishes from the Levant food culture. Bringing together leading Jewish and Arab chefs to collaborate on tasty new interpretations of their ancestors’ old world recipes, this mouth-watering documentary honors the roots of Arabic and Israeli cuisines and their unique cultural heritage. With a common love of food and a mutual desire to marry history with the flavors of today, these innovative chefs demonstrate why politics and religion have no place in their kitchens.

Join us after the film for our Closing Night reception!


Official Selection:

  • Boston Israeli Film Festival
  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival
  • Other Israel Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival