Language: Arabic, English
Running Time: 73min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Discovery Series
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 as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food. In the process, Mariam is breaking barriers, pulling together Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese women to work side by side and form beautiful friendships while running this thriving business .
Soufra will shine a new and revealing light on people inside of the largest refugee crisis in human history, but ultimately this film is about hope, grit, passion and the common bonds created by bringing people together around food as a bridge to overcome all barriers.
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Director: Thomas Morgan
Producer: Kathleen Glynn, Trevor Hall, Thomas Morgan
Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon
Production Company: Pilgrim Media
Music: Alex Seaver, Ken Joseph,
Cinematographer: Johny Karam
Editor: Mohamed El Manasterly