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Breaking Bread

A documentary and two shorts by director Hamid Rahmanian. In Breaking bread, a slice-of-life documentary depicts a Korean-American family who invites an Iranian friend for their father's last meal. The joining of disparate cultures affords an unusual chance to examine the interaction of disparate perspectives through the common human realities of food and death. Special features: "The seventh day" an animated film short offers commentary on the biblical story of Genesis (6 min.); "An I within" animated and live-action tell the story of a clown who finds a household of lifeless marionettes (19 min.); Breaking bread film trailer (4 min.); "About shorts" film awards lists. 84 min.