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Life & Hummus

Food, Middle East, Israel, Jewish Film, Jewish Food
Alex Matros
40 minutes


Release year: 2014
Countries of Origin: United States, Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Languages: English
Genre: Documentary


Official Selection
Los Angeles Jewish Film Fesival
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival
JCC Orange County



Life & Hummus documents a Jewish American filmmaker as he travels through picturesque Israel in hopes of finding the world's best hummus. Set to the backdrop of this beautiful region, his search for the food's origins also introduces him to both Arabs and Israelis with a common love for the iconic regional cuisine, discovering that this dish has a history and impact far beyond what he originally ever imagined.



Alex Matros is a Jewish-American filmmaker born and raised Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California in 2013, where he studied both Business Administration and Cinematic Arts. LIFE AND HUMMUS is Alex's first film.

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