Breaking Bread follows Arab and Jewish chefs in Haifa, Israel as they collaborate in the kitchen. Connected through a shared love of food, the chefs unite to celebrate their cultures and the food of their region free from political and religious boundaries. Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s "MasterChef," is on a quest to make social change through food. So she founded the A-Sham Arabic Food Festival, where pairs of Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on dishes like kishek (a Syrian yogurt soup) and qatayef (a dessert typically eaten during Ramadan). Directed by Beth Elise Hawk, Breaking Bread is a film about hope, synergy and exotic fare. It illustrates what happens when people focus on the person, rather than her religion; on the public, rather than the politicians. A celebration of the region’s diverse cuisines and people, Breaking Bread offers a mouth-watering taste of rich culinary traditions that will leave you wanting more. (Partially subtitled)
Landmark Presents an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter from writer/producer/director Beth Elise Hawk.
Watch a video of filmmaker Beth Elise Hawk in conversation with Craig Emmanuel, talking about making her documentary, at Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles. Video by Jeremy Williams.