Social Challenges of Our Times Series - Falafelism

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Campbell C- Room 128
Event Type
Summit - Global Learning
Contact
JLP Prince
404.471.6639
Department
Center for Leadership and Service
Link
http://calendar.agnesscott.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=70511

Falafelism 

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follows the iconic Palestinian croquette made from ground chickpeas and fava beans as it rolls its way through world history, cultural identity, class struggle, and international politics. There is no doubt that the world enjoys this humble sandwich as a Middle Eastern food favorite but some Israelis now claim it as their own. What is the origin of this dish? What is the difference between the Egyptian Tamieh and the Palestinian Falafel? Who is winning the Falafel wars? Can this delicious yet humble sandwich bring people together or is it yet another example of Israeli appropriation of Palestinian food and culture? Filmed in North America, Europe and the Middle East, with leading scholars, restaurateurs, and everyday people, Falafelism tries to answer all these questions and more as filmmaker Ari Cohen gains 20 pounds in search of cultural coexistence between Israel and Palestine, Jews and Arabs.

Social Challenges of Our Times Series - Falafelism

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