“A stirring tale of empowerment…Crisply directed by Thomas Morgan, the film depicts a succession of challenges facing Ms. Shaar, a smart, understated and tenacious entrepreneur.” - New York Times
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“Soufra’s lasting impression is one of empowerment... the film deftly balances the personalities and culinary creativity with the fundamental matter of day-to-day political struggle.” - Hollywood Reporter
Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam and a diverse team of fellow refugee women as they set out to change their fate by launching a catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand its reach outside the camp with a food truck business. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands.
Soufra is part of NAVEL's SOFRA DAYMEH program, and we will announce more information on the screening about SOFRA DAYMEH's expanision into homes across Los Angeles and the United States this fall.
Director | Thomas Morgan
Executive Producer | Susan Sarandon
Running Time | 73 minutes
Sunday, September 29 at 7:30PM
Doors at 7PM
Tickets | $12
*30% of ticket sales go directly to the women of Soufra
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