Breaking Bread (2022)

Director: Beth Elise Hawk Run Time: 85 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Ali Khattib, Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, Ilan Ferron, Osama Dalal, Shlomi Meir

Country: United States, Israel
Language: English, Hebrew

“something amateur cooks and foodies of all political persuasions will love… an incredibly joyful film”

—Leslie Combemale for AWFJ

About the film:

Official Selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and New York Jewish Film Festival. In Breaking Bread, exotic cuisine and a side of politics are on the menu. Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel – the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef – is on a quest to make a social change through food. And so, she founded the A-sham Arabic Food Festival in Haifa. There, pairs of Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on mouthwatering dishes like kishek (a Syrian yogurt soup), and qatayef (a dessert typically served during Ramadan), as we savor the taste of hope and discover the food of their region free from political and religious boundaries.

About the filmmaker:

Beth Elise Hawk executive-produced the MTV television series Eye Candy (2015), based on the book by best-selling author R. L. Stine. She also produced the award-winning feature documentary, Fan-Demanium (2007), and co-produced I’m Rick James (2009)Breaking Bread is Beth’s directorial debut. Before making the jump to the creative side, Beth was a Business and Legal Affairs executive at Walt Disney Studios in its feature film department, where she oversaw projects for its Hollywood Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and Touchstone labels. She received her Juris Doctor degree from N.Y.U. School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University.

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