Threads – 8:00 pm SID 32 min.

Threads – 8:00 pm SID 32 min.


Closing Night 8:00 pm SID

32 min.

Collective Eye Films, 2017

Director: Kathy Stevulak

Torn from her family, her paintings, and her beloved Calcutta after the partition of India, artist Surayia Rahman finds a new life in Bangladesh teaching impoverished mothers to embroider her story-telling designs. An inspirational example of the power of art and the impact of empowering women and girls around the world, Threads takes us on an intimate journey into the heart of an artist and celebrates an unconventional path to dignity and independence.

Soufra – 8:40 pm SID 72 min.

Soufra – 8:40 pm SID 72 min.


Closing Night 8:40 pm SID

72 min.

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