Multiculturalism Through the ArtsThis contribution to the global film series explores the role of food in different cultures. Movies that highlight national cuisines raise important questions about history, politics, identity, and ideology. What can we learn about a people by focusing on what and how they eat? How did certain foods become associated with certain groups? How do distinctive practices of preparing and consuming meals influence the nature of family and the society at large? How can we, as teachers, exploit the power of cinema to help students understand the lifecycle of foods (production, distribution, presentation, consumption, and disposal) and appreciate the many ways that food figures in their lives and in our multicultural world?