Hummus! The Movie

It unites. It divides. It’s delicious.


Hummus – the delicious, nutritious superfood sweeping America – has the power to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world.

Hummus – an Arabic word meaning ‘chickpeas’ (its main ingredient) – is claimed by all and owned by none.

In Hummus! The Movie we meet three main characters – a hard working Muslim woman, an ever-smiling Jew and a young Christian Arab on a restless quest for meaning.

But despite their historical and cultural differences they all have one thing in common… a passionate love of Hummus!

We also accompany Olivier, a French Benedictine Monk, on his search for the ultimate, tastiest Hummus and Aluf Abir, a hip hop musician and 6th Dan black belt, who has some pretty wacky views on the geopolitical power of chickpeas.

Hummus! The Movie also spotlights “The World’s Largest Serving of Hummus” – the fiercely fought Guinness World Record title currently held by a Lebanese Hummus maker at a huge 23,042lb (10,451kg)!

But beyond the competition, beyond arguments over the best Hummus and even beyond religious and political divides, Hummus! The Movie tells the touching personal stories of the colorful men and women who simply live their lives and love their Hummus.

“I have long tables, so people sit with people they don’t even know and they eat together, they start talking and stuff and everything starts to get mixed.”
Eliyahu Shmueli, Hummus Restaurateur
“Everyone loves Hummus. It’s what brings people in and after that they see it’s not about Hummus.”
Jalil Dabit
“It’s a simple recipe…maybe it’s the love for my work – that’s why it comes out delicious.”
Suheila Al-Hindi

Official Trailer