Global Neighborhood Film Series: 'Soul Kitchen' – Sept. 22  

Tuesday, September 22
Global Neighborhood Film Series: “Soul Kitchen” (Fatih Akin, 2009)
Global Commons Room, 7 p.m.

Zinos is a German-Greek owner of a working-class restaurant in Hamburg. After hiring a new chef who insists on haute cuisine, the restaurant nearly folds before achieving new fame. The tension between the new high-class clientele and the rough, working-class Zinos and his family makes clear the connection between politics and food: as the Soul Kitchen abandons its culinary roots in favor of haute cuisine, does it risk losing its soul? The full schedule of the Global Neighborhood Film Series on the theme of “Food: the culture, ethics and politics of eating” will be available at