Closing Night 8:40 pm SID
Hydro Studios, 2018
Director: Thomas Morgan
Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon
Soufra follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar, a refugee who has spent her entire life in the
69 year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp, south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film chronicles Mariam and a diverse team of fellow refugee women from throughout the Middle East, who share the camp as their home as they set out to change their fate by launching a catering company called ‘Soufra’ and then expand its reach outside the camp, through an astonishing Kickstarter campaign, with a food truck business. Together, these determined, hardworking women heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food, while taking their future into their own hands.
Feature Film Award, Galway Film Fleadh; Audience Award at several film festivals