Imaginary Feasts

In Japanese war camps, Nazi concentration camps, and the Gulag, prisoners wrote down recipes of beloved dishes from their families and communities - lives and ways of life that were threatened with annihilation. This documentary explores the meaning of these objects of survival, a phenomenon of incredible resistance; it reflects on the power of the imagination to sustain body and spirit, and the central role of food and memory in the human experience.
Aired:
Nov 16, 2017