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Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Content Advisory: Strong language, drug use, and bullying.

Finding one’s identity is a challenge everyone faces, but few have the pressure that 12-year-old Abe feels as the son of an Israeli mother and Palestinian father. Though his parents have raised him in a secular household, both sets of grandparents insist he chooses between being Jewish or Muslim. Thankfully, Abe has a passion for food that allows him some escape from the escalating family tensions that are a reflection of the generations-old conflict between Israel and Palestine. While exploring Brooklyn to discover new foods, he meets Chico, a Brazilian chef who believes “mixing flavors can bring people together.” Chico teaches Abe not only the inner workings of a professional kitchen but how to blend flavors with delicious results. Abe uses his newfound cooking skills to plan a Thanksgiving feast that celebrates his diverse heritage, with the hope of unifying his family.

This coming-of-age tale demonstrates the power of food and love to overcome prejudices, while illuminating the challenges surrounding one of the longest-running conflicts on our planet.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Sundance Kids


RUN TIME 85 min

LANGUAGE English and Arabic/Portuguese

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Spray Filmes

WEBSITE http://sprayfilmes.com.br/en/

EMAIL andrea@sprayfilmes.com

PHONE +55 (11) 98339-9228


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Fernando Grostein Andrade

Fernando Grostein Andrade directed Quebrando o Tabu, which debates the legalization of drugs. The film launched a substantial online human-rights platform and TV series. Andrade, an LGBTQ activist and YouTuber, writes for newspapers and magazines. He’s reactivated a prison theatre group formed by inmates and cast them on his film and TV series. Andrade is Brazilian and comes from a mixed family of Holocaust survivors. He wrote Abe together with American Palestinian writers.