A poetic, cross-cultural examination of the universal themes of family and loss, captured with unblinking clarity.  –The Hollywood Reporter

Breaking Bread is a slice-of-life documentary about a Korean-American family who invited an Iranian friend to make a final meal for their dying father. This poetic journey explores the interaction of different cultures through the celebration of an ordinary man. Through an intimate weaving of food and death, this travelogue-esque documentary provides a moving look at the realities we all face.

Praise for Breaking Bread

Centers around the themes of exile and assimilation at the turn of the millennium …which adds up to movie making of very high order in deed! – LA Weekly
A must see documentary. – KPFK, Pacifica Network
A unique dialogue among civilizations at the dinner table. – BBC Radio

Directed by Hamid Rahmanian
Produced by Melissa Hibbard

Documentary, 54 min. 1999
Format: DVD, Region 1, NTSC
In English

Study Topics

Religious Studies
Cultural Studies