“More Than Nourishment,” a documentary film was created by Deanna Lavender and Natalie DiMaria. Both filmmakers have an avid interest in food, and wanted their documentary to look into a
new, creative aspect of it. The prevalence of ethnic foods in America sparked their interest, but the filmmakers wanted to create a film that was more personal, so they looked into the immigrants behind these ethnic foods. The film examines the lives of immigrants from countries and regions such as Iran, Peru, Italy, Mauritania and Palestine, and tries to understand how these ‘new Americans’ use traditional foods while now living in the United States.
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