Chicago Palestinian Series: Palestinian-American Chef Abeer Najjar

June 21, 2018 Director Colette Ghunim, Producer Miasarah Lai

Chicago-based Palestinian-American chef Abeer Najjar creates fusion dishes inspired by her Palestinian upbringing, using food to keep her heritage alive. “Our narrative as Palestinians is being erased.”

This video is part of director Colette Ghunim's newest film, Traces of Home. Follow her journey to find her parents' original houses in Palestine and Mexico, which they were forced to leave decades ago. 

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