April 24, 2018
Prince Theater, Philadelphia
Before the screening, we’ll start with a Hummus Smash. Let’s find out who really has the best hummus recipe in Greater Philadelphia. After the movie, we’ll move up stairs for the mesiba (party), socializing into the evening.
Hummus! The Movie
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 23,042 lb (10,451 kg)!
This screening is hosted in partnership with JerusalemU, the Jewish Federation’s NextGen and the Jewish National Fund.