November 29 - December 2, 2012 | Whose Story Is It?
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Friday, November 30 • 8:30pm - 9:50pm
Himself He Cooks

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Valérie Berteau and Philippe Witjes

2011 | India, Belgium    

Tons of colorful fruits and rice, giant cooking-pots, anonymous volunteers moving in unison to feed the visitors: we observe a langar, the Sikh tradition of a common canteen where all are served for free regardless of their background. Set in the Golden Temple of Amritsar, a prominent place of Sikh worship, this beautiful, wordless film captures the spontaneous choreography of hundreds of people preparing tens of thousands of meals a day to reveal the unique face of this sacred place. Himself He Cooks is at once a striking visual essay, offering insights into the meaning of charity and philanthropy, and a profound meditation on food as the nexus of culture, nature, and human necessity.

Co-presented by Asia Society and Flanders House

This film will be followed by a reception and dance party in the Cullman Hall of the Universe with DJ Rekha. Admission is free with a 2012 Mead ticket stub.


Friday November 30, 2012 8:30pm - 9:50pm EST
Kaufmann American Museum of Natural History

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