an Albert Kish film
Documentary, 11:00 min, 1983, 16mm, colour, NTSC.
Both a visual feast and a didactic tool; from the wheat fields to the mill, from the bakery to the kitchen table, Bread is a dynamic and mouth-watering documentary.
Comparing homemade bread to its industrial counterpart, this hand-cut film will surely stir your appetite. The film’s powerful use of cinematic form is evident in its use of special camera angles that will spark the fancy of the filmmaker that lives within all of us. It also offers a rare opportunity to take a peek deep enough inside the oven to watch the yeast as it rises.
This enticing film starts off with wheat as it is grown and cultivated, and ends with buttered bread on the dinner table. Choosing to reveal variations in the manufacturing process, from bagels to stuffed loaves, the director, Albert Kish, succeeded, without difficulty, to generate a high level of interest about his photogenic subject. This documentary is recommended for all types of audiences; elementary school children, students of the social sciences or from culinary classes, even those in the work force and from other ethnic cultures. In terms of further research on the subject, you can always read the STUDY GUIDE that accompanies the film.
· 26th American Film Festival, 1984, Blue Ribbon Award
· Murcia International Film Festival, 2nd Prize Documentary
· Yorkton Educational Film Festival, 1983, Nominated for Golden Sheaf
· San Francisco International Film Festival 1984
· Krakovie International Film Festival
· Birmingham International Film Festival
· Athens International Film Festival
· MOMA (New York) retrospective 2007
Cast & Crew
CAMERA/D.O.P. : BILL KERRIGAN
ASSISTANT D.O.P. : ACHRAF CHBIB
ASSISTANT CAMERA : PETER VINET
SOUND : ANDREW KOSTER
MUSIC : LUDWIG SEMERJIAN
PRODUCTION MANAGER : SYLVIE OUAKNINE
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER : MAHNOOR YAR KHAN
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER AND RESEARCHER : MARJORIE MORTON
DIRECTOR, EDITOR : ALBERT KISH
PRODUCER : BASHAR SHBIB
AU BON CROISSANT
FAIRMOUNT BAGEL FACTORY
NEW HUNGARIAN BAKERY
THE BUSKIN FAMILY
THE TATAGIAS FAMILY
With the assistance of: The National Film Board of Canada (PAFFPS)
All Rights Reserved © 1983 Oneira Pictures International