“This Place Doesn’t Exist Anymore”: Food and Memory Among Syrian Refugees

Filmmaker(s): Beth Grannis

Madeleine: Rice with Peas (Riz Bil Bazalia)

Place(s) Evoked: France and Syria

Filmmaking Location: France

This film explores the life of a young Syrian man, who after immigrating to France, uses food as a vehicle for personal reflection and as a means to consider his home country’s stance within the world.

Deepening the understanding of his own identity by revisiting a favorite meal from childhood, he prepares for a new and different future than originally imagined.

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