The Annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival is a cinematic celebration of Jewish life, culture, and history.
Using the power of film to inform, educate, and most of all entertain, the festival challenges conventional perspectives on issues facing all of us. This program is part of Enzian’s cultural festival circuit and is co-presented with The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando.
USA/Israel, 2020, 85 MIN, Directed by Beth Elise Hawk, In English and Hebrew with English Subtitles
Founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel – the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef – the A-sham Arabic Food Festival depicts social change through food. At the festival, Jewish and Arab Israeli chefs collaborate on mouthwatering dishes, working together to transform traditional recipes. Celebrating their unique cultural heritages and their common love of cooking, the chefs prove that there is no room for religion and politics in the kitchen. Winner—Best Culinary Film, Napa Valley Film Festival.
“Fascinating…a film that talks about food, peace, and people…” – Jessica Steinberg, TIMES OF ISRAEL
Thank you to the 2020 CFJFF sponsors!
Harold and Rosalind Kaplan
Henrietta and Marc Katzen
Susie and Eddie Kleiman
Jodi and David Krinker
Sheryl and Julian Meiten
Ellen and Simon Snyder