Breaking Bread

  • Screening Dates: 2nd June, 6pm  //  9th June, 8pm
  • Starring: Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel
  • Directed by: Beth Elise Hawk
  • Running time: 85 mins
  • Rating: M - some offensive language
  • Language: Hebrew and Arabic & English with English subtitles


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.

Welcome to the A-Sham Arabic Food Festival. Founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first  Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef, the festival invites Arab and Jewish chefs to  celebrate their shared culinary history as they exchange stories, recipes and techniques.

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.

★★★★ “Delicious” – David Stratton, The Australian
★★★★ “Packed to the brim with charm” – FilmInk
★★★★ “A beautiful and important documentary” – Glam Adelaide
“A mouth-watering film about hope, collaboration and exotic fare” – SBS
“Cuisine Diplomacy”  THE WRAP