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. Beyond the mystique and competition, beyond arguments over who makes the best Hummus and even beyond religious and political divides, Hummus! The Movie showcases the personal stories of the colorful men and women who simply live their lives and love their Hummus.
Documentary • 2015 • 72 Minutes • ENGLISH & HEBREW W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Hummus – the delicious, nutritious superfood sweeping America – has the power to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world.
Hummus – an Arabic word meaning ‘chickpeas’ (its main ingredient) – is claimed by all and owned by none.
In Hummus! The Movie we meet three main characters – a hard working Muslim woman, an ever-smiling Jew and a young Christian Arab on a restless quest for meaning.
But despite their historical and cultural differences they all have one thing in common… a passionate love of Hummus!
We also accompany Olivier, a French Benedictine Monk, on his search for the ultimate, tastiest Hummus and Aluf Abir, a hip hop musician and 6th Dan black belt, who has some pretty wacky views on the geopolitical power of chickpeas.
Hummus! The Movie also spotlights “The World’s Largest Serving of Hummus” – the fiercely fought Guinness World Record title currently held by a Lebanese Hummus maker at a huge 23,042lb (10,451kg)!
But beyond the competition, beyond arguments over the best Hummus and even beyond religious and political divides, Hummus! The Movie tells the touching personal stories of the colorful men and women who simply live their lives and love their Hummus.
Executive Producers: Mitch Julis, Raphael Shore
Director: Oren Rosenfeld
Producer: Michal Lee Sapir
Co-Producer: Harry Ploss
Editor: Raphael Aboulafia
Writers: Oren Rosenfeld, Rebecca Shore, Baruch Goldberg
Original Music: Jonathan Bar-Giora
Best Presentation of Contemporary Jewish Life – Motif Warsaw Film Festival, 2017
Best Documentary – Largo Film Awards, 2017
Best Documentary – Ouchy Film Awards Lausanne, 2016
Best Documentary – Trento International Food Festival, 2016
Best Documentary – Copenhagen International Film Festival, 2017
Best Feature Documentary
– Copenhagen International Film Festival, 2016
Best Feature Documentary
– Around Film Festival (ARFF international) Berlin , 2016