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Arab Film Series Online: There is Salt and Bread Between Us
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THERE IS SALT AND BREAD BETWEEN US presents a selection of films by Larissa Sansour, Youmna Chlala, Alia Yunis, Andrea Nones-Kobiakov, and Marwa Benhalim. The films are centered around the theme of food, which is employed as a vehicle to explore political and cultural narratives.
Trespass the Salt, a collaborative project by Larissa Sansour and Youmna Chlala, delves into the nuanced relationship between Palestine and Lebanon around a lavish and surreal dinner table. Set in a virtual and imagined space, the film examines cultural and power dynamics in the region and with the West through humor and fiction.
The Devil’s Recipe, a collaboration between Andrea Nones-Kobiakov and Marwa Benhalim, highlights the absurdity and redundancy of political speeches. Words from the speeches of Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías at the 61st United Nations General Assembly in 2006 and remarks by Muammar al-Gaddafi at the 64th United Nations General Assembly in 2009 are replaced with fruit and vegetable idioms.
In The Golden Harvest, the filmmaker Alia Yunis seeks to understand the profound and often troubled relationship between olive oil and the people of the Mediterranean, including her own father.
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