The Lebanese Burger Mafia

The Lebanese Burger Mafia w/Bring Back the Whistle Dog

Sunday, October 29, 2023    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Type


Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main St, Wolfville, NS, B4P 1E2

The Lebanese Burger Mafia
The Lebanese Burger Mafia captures the trials and tribulations of Arab immigrants by telling the story of Burger Baron, a rogue fast-food chain likened to the mob. To unearth the mysterious origins of the chain, filmmaker Omar Mouallem (himself an heir to a Burger Baron throne) travels across rural Alberta where the institution persists despite the restaurant’s many dysfunctions. He discovers how hundreds of immigrants like his parents spread their trade secrets to uplift their communities, while paradoxically fighting one another for ownership of a company none of them created.
Canada, 2023, 103 minutes
Director: Omar Mouallem 
Distributor: levelFILM

Bring Back the Whistle Dog
Fast-food menu items come and go, but none have ignited lasting passion quite like Canadian restaurant chain A&W’s Whistle Dog. This hotdogumentary profiles die-hard fans fighting the good fight to bring back the iconic dog. 
Canada, 2022, 17 minutes
Director: Bob Simpson

Sponsored by Telefilm Canada