Ayen’s Cooking School For Men
Followed by a Q&A with Frédérique Cifuentes
Screening with Cinema in Sudan
Delightful and humorous, this documentary follows the inspirational Ayen as she decides to challenge gender conventions in the Sudanese refugee community in Australia – by teaching young men to cook. In Sudan, society dictates that it is a woman’s responsibility to cook. In a new Western environment, however, Ayen notices that young men are going hungry simply because they don’t know how to make meals with what’s in the fridge. Will the young men come to the party? And what happens when Ayen suggests they whip up a feast for their discerning female elders?
Dir. Sieh Mchawala. Sudan/Australia. 2011. 52 min. Print Source: filmmaker
£7 / £5.50 conc / £5 memb / £5 child