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Hummus! The Movie (film & speakers)

PRESENTED BY THE JCC LENORE MARWIL DETROIT JEWISH FILM FESTIVALhummus the movie jcc metro detroit

Following the film, please join us for a talk-back with WDET producer Zak Rosen, operations coordinator Courney Hurtt and photographer Marvin Shaouni.

Secret recipes, a Guinness World Record and the power of Hummus to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world.

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.

Sponsored by Sherwood Foods Distributors; Co-sponsored by Ameinu Detroit, C.H.A.I.M.-Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Michigan, Hazon, Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, WDET, WISDOM (Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in Metro Detroit)


Running Time: 72 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Subject: Food
Director: Oren Rosenfeld
Country: USA, Israel
Year: 2016
Language: English, Hebrew, Arabic