SGS Summer Film Festival: Abe

Wed July 21st 2021, 12:00 - 1:15pm

Join the Taube Center for Jewish Studies for a discussion around our contribution to the annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival! This year’s theme is “Feeding Your Soul” and we have selected the 2019 film, Abe about a boy who uses cooking to unite his Palestinian and Israeli family members.

After watching the film on your own, join us for a lively discussion and Q&A with Taube Center faculty: Charlotte Fonrobert, who teaches about Jewish food culture; Vered Karti Shemtov, who teaches about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in literature and film; and Eitan Kensky, an expert on Jewish film.

Directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade (Brazil, USA, 2019)
Abe is a 12-year-old boy from Brooklyn who cooks to unite his half Israeli and half Palestinian family, but everything goes wrong. View the trailer.

Before the event, you can rent the film here:

You can also access the film for free using the Hoopla service, available through your public library's website.