Breaking Bread

Sat, March 20, 4 pm—Mon, March 22, 9 pm

2020 | Documentary | 1h 25m

Written and Directed by Beth Elise Hawk


After winning the Israeli version of Top Chef, (The First Muslim Arab chef to receive the highest culinary honor in Israel) Doctor/Microbiologist/Chef, Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, decided to establish the A-Sham Arabic Food Festival in Haifa, in order to encourage Jewish and Arab cooks to reinvent traditional recipes together and erode the cultural barriers between their heritages. Beth Elise Hawk’s documentary "occupies the space between cultural study and kitchen porn," celebrating both Dr. Atamna-Ismaeel’s mission and the mouth watering dishes that come from this collaboration. Wildy popular at film festival screenings, Breaking Bread will lift your spirits.

WARNING: Do Not Watch This Film on an Empty Stomach

Talk Back—March 22nd, 7:30 pm w/ Writer/Director, Beth Elise Hawk

Festival Pass

All 8 Films $52

Only Film Festival Series Tickets are Available to the Public

Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723
732-531-9106 Box Office

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is completely wheelchair accessible and provides a variety of assistive services upon request. In addition to Large Print Programs and hearing assistive devices at all performances, scheduled sign language interpreting, audio description, and sensory seminars are available at certain performances and upon request.

Contact the box office directly at 732-531-9106, ext. 14.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts