Sien Vanmaele: Witlof from Syria

Theater maker Sien Vanmaele uses her passion for cooking and theater as a means to create social interactions and to subject herself and the world to a critical examination. This also happens in her new food performance show Witlof from Syria. The question 'Do you want to prepare a meal with me?' led to several encounters with people of Syrian origin at their own homes.A woman is working in her kitchen. She's preparing dinner and reminiscing about past encounters, trying to give them a place. Her introspections turn out as poetic, abrasive and exceptionally honest. So how does it work, to really connect with people via a shared passion? Are you able to move past bias and prejudices?Witlof from Syria is the moving impression of those kitchen encounters.