Hummus Wars

Avital Levy, CA, USA

$8,433   raised
GOAL: $8,000

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The Jewish Innovation

Hummus Wars is a documentary about national pride through food and by breaking a world record. Each country has the intention of winning and remaining steadfast about their superiority, ownership and historical connections to hummus. The goal of the documentary is to shoot the battle from the perspective of each country – Israel and Lebanon while capturing the events and points of view from within these countries which have been neck to neck to win since 2007. Ultimately, this is the story of people, community and two little countries attempting to reach a form of self-determination through their status with hummus.

Directed by Avital Levy
Produced by Orly Shuber
Associate Produced by Micky Shulman
Cinematography by Aner Moss + Avital Levy
Edited by Orly Shuber + Avital Levy
Special Thanks to Sayaka Kunii

An article about the project, the director, and Jewcer: http://www.tribejournal.com/community/tikkun-olam/2012/05/the-jewcer-appeal/

Please join us for the 1st Annual Hummus Cookoff in Los Angeles in the spirit of our project HUMMUS WARS on Saturday, June 2nd @7pm!!!! https://www.facebook.com/events/352246558169214/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_joined#!/events/352246558169214/

The Impact

Food rivalry is a new way of looking at Israel’s position in the Middle East and is an effective and neutral way to broach the vulnerability of Israel next to Lebanon and vice-versa. An event like Hummus record breaking, in the context of the larger world, also shows the lengths Israel and Lebanon are going through to win, giving voice to the Middle East conflict in a different manner than the typical depiction in the media, while being entertaining.

What Will You Do with the Money?

Funding would go towards research, paying for licensing rights to footage and music, equipment rentals/purchase, travel costs in the Middle East, hiring crew to shoot, edit, and complete a trailer and marketing plan for the film, as well as beginning our assembly cut of the feature documentary.

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Film & Music

Hummus Wars

Avital Levy, CA, USA

$8,433   raised
GOAL: $8,000

93

 Donors

This campaign is currently closed.
  • SESAME SEEDS
    5 claimed

    We'll name a chickpea (or sesame seed) after you and eat it in your honor.

  • CHICKPEAS
    15 claimed

    “Thank you” on website + email updates on the project.

  • LEMON JEWCER
    22 claimed

    "Thank you" credit on website + 11 x 17" Hummus Wars poster signed by filmmakers.

  • TAHINI SAUCE
    13 claimed

    “Thank you” credit on website + Hummus Wars t-shirt.

  • HUMMUS ENABLER
    11 claimed

    “Thank you” on website, Hummus War t-shirt, + copy of Hummus Wars poster signed by filmmakers.

  • HUMMUS LOVER
    1 claimed

    “Thank you” credit in documentary and Hummus Enabler rewards listed above.

  • HUMMUS CHEF
    1 claimed

    "Associate Producer" credit in documentary, completed DVD and Hummus Enabler rewards.

  • EXECUTIVE HUMMUS CHEF
    2 claimed

    "Executive Producer" credit, DVD + Hummus Enabler rewards

  • HUMMUS MASTER CHEF
    0 claimed

    Executive Producer" credit, 2 tickets to screening/premiere of finished film (travel+airfare not included), DVD + Hummus Enabler rewards.

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Avital Levy
CA, USA

Documentary Filmmaker, storyteller

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