Middle East Studies

Film | Soufra, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Refreshments will be provided. 

+ Google Calendar10/24/2017 16:3010/24/2017 19:30America/New_YorkFilm | Soufra, 2017Director: Thomas A. MorganArabic68 minutes SOUFRA follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of an intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar - a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out 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...Joukowsky Forum, Watson InstituteMM/DD/YYYY
+ iCal/Outlook10/24/2017 16:3010/24/2017 19:30America/New_YorkFilm | Soufra, 2017Director: Thomas A. MorganArabic68 minutes SOUFRA follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of an intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar - a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out 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...Joukowsky Forum, Watson InstituteMM/DD/YYYY

Director: Thomas A. Morgan
Arabic
68 minutes

SOUFRA follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of an intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar - a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out 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 women who share this camp as their home. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands through an unrelenting belief in Mariam, and in each other. In the process, Mariam and the team are breaking countless barriers, pulling together Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese women to work side by side and form beautiful friendships while running this thriving business.

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