Breaking Bread

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November 21 | 8:00 pm November 22 | 8:00 pm

Breaking Bread

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November 21 | 8:00 pm
November 22 | 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Documentary Feature
Running Time
86 min
English and Hebrew with English subtitles
General Admission $15
Open to PA & DE residents only
Streaming On Demand for 24 hours
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Running Time: 86 min
Language: English and Hebrew with English subtitles

Closing Night Film
Directed by Beth Elise Hawk

Sponsored by Libby S. Harwitz and Burton Blender

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 a discussion with director Beth Elise Hawk on Saturday, November 21, 10 PM EST! Moderated by Ibrahim Miari, Lecturer in Foreign Language at University of Pennsylvania.

Official Selection:

  • Boston Israeli Film Festival
  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival
  • Napa Valley Film Festival
  • Other Israel Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • UK Jewish Film Festival


  • Audience Award, “Favorite Culinary Cinema Film” | Napa Valley Film Festival

PLEASE NOTE: Accessible to Residents of PA & DE Only
Ticket buyers will receive a private link to the film after purchase which will activate November 21 at start time.

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