Around the World
10 Episodes

From celebrating holidays to sharing meals, there are certain moments and things that bring us together. As we travel around the world, the languages and foods might change, but the spirit of love and community is all the same.

Episodes in this Series

As the month of Ramadan winds down, families around the world are preparing their last iftar meals to break their daily fasts. Venture into the kitchen of five Muslim women preparing food for their families in five different countries, from India to Syria to the United States. Many are cooking recipes handed down to them from their mothers, relying on memory and instinct rather than measuring cups or spoons to prepare the perfect, flavorful dish. Though none of these women have met one another, there is a bond of tradition and global community that connects them.

Families in Indonesia and Iran gather for iftar.
Families in India and England celebrating Ramadan together.

We wanted to turn the lens back on the filmmakers who made this series possible. Meet the men & women stationed from Egypt to Indonesia to the U.S. who ventured into the homes of strangers to observe their iftar meal preparation and breaking of the fast.