WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 —7 PM
(TWO FILMS) *with the Islamic Center
WOMEN IN SINK
UK/Israel | 2015 | Documentary Short | 36 min | Hebrew with English
subtitles | Director: Iris Zaki
IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE
USA | 2015 | Documentary | 97 minutes
Director: Robert Sherman
In Women in Sink, the director installs a mini film set over the washing basin of a little Arab hair salon in Haifa. Both Arab and Jewish women frequent the salon and the director chats with them, while shampooing their hair, about politics and love. What emerges from these conversations is an honest and nuanced portrayal of contemporary Israel.
In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. This feature length documentary puts a face on the culture of Israel, profiling chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheesemakers drawn from the more than one hundred cultures that make up Israel today – Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Druze. A rich and human story of the people emerges.