Hummus! The Movie
Oren Rosenfeld, Israel/U.S./Germany/Canada, 2016, 70MIN, English, Arabic, and Hebrew with English subtitles
Three Israelis from very different backgrounds are brought together by their love for a common dietary staple: hummus. Jalil, a young Christian-Arab from Ramla who has taken over his family's hummus restaurant, struggles with the urge to forge his own path. Eliyahu is a former dread-headed vagrant turned Hasidic Jew, who opens a chain of successful kosher hummus restaurants. Suheila, the only woman to own her own business in the Arab market, has won the Golden Pita Award for Best Hummus, beating ten men for the title. Weaving together their stories, director Oren Rosenfeld tastefully demonstrates how food can positively affect our culture—and is even able to transcend religious and political divides.
Filmmakers Michal Lee Sapir and Oren Rosenfeld in person for Q&A.