Big thanks to everyone who come along to the film screenings, without your enthusiasm and support the project we couldn't have made it happen! 

NO BORDERS Film and Food Festival

E5 Bakehouse and The Refugee Council are collaborating once again to bring you NO BORDERS Film and Food Festival.

A series of four nights dedicated to films which focus on frontiers, barriers and how people and information pass through them.

A talk by knowledgable experts in the field will follow every screening and encourage discussion. Fantastic regional food will be prepared by two graduated trainees from our recent 'Just Bread' program with help and advice from E5 Bakehouse chef Ruth Quinlan.* During the festival, we are trying to hire and work with Refugees, helping them find confidence and opportunities to work

Meal, film and talk all included in £12.00 ticket price for each night. Or join us for all 4 evenings for £40.00. All profits will go to charity. Please find further details of individual nights below.

 *Vegetarian options will be available on the night. Please submit any dietary requirements at time of booking.

**Original artwork by Dan Cartwright**

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Thursday 26th november ; infiltrators (Khaled jarrar 2012)


Screening ; Infiltrators by Kahled Jarrar.  Film showing a Palestinian resident being forced to avoid check points day after day. Over the wall or through tunnels, Palestinian are crossing the borders. Prisoners of their land, they are risking their lives.

Food ; ab gosht (slow-cooked lamb with potato, chickpeas, dried limes and chillies) with fresh sabzi (herbs), mixed pickles and barbari bread 

        sholezardt (saffron, cinnamon and rose water rice pudding )

        almond and walnut baklava with cardamom 

        quince tea  

Talk  Sharri Plonski and Toufic Haddad from SOAS Univeristy of London, will give their opinion and discuss the main ideas of the film.



thursday 3rd december ; a syrian love story (sean mcallister, 2015)


Screening A Syrian Love Story (Sean McAllister, 2015). The documentary follows a Syrian Family over 5 years, from their lives in Syria before the arab spring to their move to France where they are trying to build a new life. 

Foodfalafel with baharat, fava beans, chickpeas and fresh herbs 

       amba (sour mango sauce) /pickled cucumbers /pita bread 

       kubbeh -  spiced lamb stuffed bulgur balls and turnips in tomato sauce with parsley 

      kletcha - date stuffed pastries with cardamom /shekelema - almond and vanilla biscuits 

      cardamom and mint tea 

TalkMaurice Wren, Chef executive at Refugee Council will explain the work the Refugee Council is doing on the Syrian Crisis. The director Sean McAllister will also give further explanation on the topics covered in the film and answer questions.


thursday 10th december ; nowhere home (margareth olin, 2012) 

Screening ; Margareth Olin follows the story of Goli, Khalid and brothers Hassan and Hussein, who will have to leave Norway once they turned 18 years old, due to the expiration of their temporary residence permits.

After a couple of weeks of developing menus based on their own traditional cuisine the Just Bread trainees are taking a on a new challenge.  This week the women will be learning and helping to cook a Scandinavian inspired menu from e5 chef Will Peers.  

Food ; Yellow split pea soup with lamb or mixed grain and thyme soup (veggie)

            Wood fire oven baked potatoes with cream, winter carrot salad and vegetable pickles.

            Baked semolina pancake with jam

Talk ; Helen Johnson, head of the Children's Section at Refugee Council will give a talk on the experience of unaccompanied refugee minors in the UK


thursday 17th december ; citizen four (laura poitras, 2014)

The third documentary from director Laura Poitras on post 9/11 America.  After denouncing excess in the anti terrorist war in My Country My Country in 2006 and following The Oath in 2010 about Guantanamo, she now turns her focus to the American privacy activist Edward Snowden and his revelation against NSA.

Further information on speakers and menu will be released closer to the date.


Food ; Hot and Sour soup with mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tofu and red chilli

            Split pea and rice pancakes served with vegetables and sweet chilli sauce

            Sweet rice pudding with azuki bean paste

Talks ; Jean Kern e5 employee who has been working closely with the refugee women on the Just Bread program will discuss the recent elections in his native France, specifically his region of Alsace and their links to the current refugee crisis.

Refugee Council volunteers Ash Ghadiali and Lara Allen-Mepham will introduce Citizenfour and summarise what we have learned over the preceding nights.

To celebrate the success of the event after the film e5's resident DJ Miro SundayMusiq will be playing short set. Good vibes guarenteed. Tickets for just the screening and dj set will be sold at the discounted price of £5 and are available now.