Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Breaking Bread

Year: 2020
Country: USA, ISRAEL
Language: English, Hebrew
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

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

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Jewish & Israeli Visions
Voices of the Arab World

Reel Women Direct 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

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