Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Breaking Bread


Year: 2020
Country: USA, ISRAEL
Run Time: 85 minutes

Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread

The city of Haifa has long served as a model of coexistence in Israel, where diverse populations of Arabs and Jews have lived, worked, and eaten together for generations. A prime example of Haifa’s cultural harmony is seen in its A-Sham Food Festival. Founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef, the festival pairs Arab and Jewish chefs to collaborate on delectable dishes. As the chefs work side-by-side to transform and preserve traditional recipes, they draw tens of thousands of food lovers into the city. A delightful and inspiring documentary, BREAKING BREAD follows the chefs of A-Sham through their unique culinary journeys as they celebrate their respective cultural heritages and their passion for food. A breath of fresh air, BREAKING BREAD intimately captures the magic that happens when we focus on what brings us together, rather than our differences. At the A-Sham Food Festival, there is no room for religion or politics in the kitchen. (In English and Hebrew with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 6:20 PM

Friday, April 03, 2020 at 1:45 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre 1

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Jewish & Israeli Visions
Voices of the Arab World

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition


Beth Elise Hawk

Beth Elise Hawk

Ofer Ben Yehuda

Jonty Fine

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Kent State University Jewish Studies Program


Media Partners

Edible Cleveland

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