Food Films at Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is the longest running Canadian Jewish Film Festival and one of the longest running film festivals in North America. The Festival runs from November 3rd to 10thl

Here are a couple of the food film highlights in this year’s Festival:

Meir Adoni at his Mizlala restaurant. He also owns the upscale Catit and kosher Blue Sky

In Search of Israeli Cuisine– OPENING NIGHT FILM

Fifth Avenue Cinema – Thursday Nov. 3rd at 7:00pm

USA – 2016 Documentary – 120 minutes – English      Director Roger Sherman

A portrait of the Israeli and Arab people told through food.  The world sees Israelis and Palestinians as always in conflict.

Those are not the people of Israel for the most part. The film shows the 70+ cultures that make up the Israeli people, each with wonderful and unique food traditions. Israel has one of the hottest food scenes in the world and getting into restaurants in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is as difficult as New York or San Francisco. Viewers will be amazed and impressed.

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Hummus! The Movie

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 11:30 AM

A eclectic, touching film about hummis, the delicious superfood sweeping across North America. 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.

VJFF would like to gratefully acknowledge Hummus Express for their sponsorship of the reception before the film. Authentic Jaffa-style hummus and other Israeli delicacies will be served.

For a full list of movies and show times, visit www.vjff.org

By: Richard Wolak