Art Palestine International is a New York-based cultural organization dedicated to Palestinian contemporary art. We collaborate with museums, galleries, and non-profits to produce art exhibitions, events, and publications.

This blog is a research tool that allows us to chart our research and invite others along on the journey.

Content RSS

Larissa Sansour, Soup Over Bethlehem

It’s Friday night and I’m just about to go out to dinner with my friends. To warm up, I watched this video by Larissa Sansour. Called Soup Over Bethlehem, it’s a 9-minute piece about a group of friends having dinner in Bethlehem. They start out by talking about a Palestinian national dish, mloukhieh, and the conversation evolves into politics, mobility and occupation.

My favorite line of the video: ‘I’m so occupied these days.’ Response, ‘Aren’t we all.’

In the video they say that non-Arabs never like mloukieh because of the bitterness, but I checked out the recipe and it seems to be gluten free… always a plus for us celiacs.