Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review: Make Hummus Not War

Make Hummus Not War
Dir. Trevor Graham
Country: Australia
Aus Rating: Exempt
Running Time: 77mins

In 1995, the hummus industry (such as it was) was worth around $5million in the United States. In 2012, it is worth over $400million. That’s probably the wildest fact from this small-scale documentary by local filmmaker Trevor Graham (AFI Award-winning Mabo: Life of an Island Man), and the one that, for whatever reason, stuck out the most and has stuck with me once the credits rolled. It’s probably a backhanded compliment to this film for such a random fact, slotted into the story late in the game with little fanfare, but it is the kind of information that seems so ridiculous that its mere mention was enough to perk me up when some of the film’s other elements failed to spark in a way to make me truly engaged.

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