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Soufra

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:13pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

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 women who now 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 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. In Arabic. Cosponsored with the Ithaca Palestine Film Series.website: soufrafilm.com

 

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Event Type

Film

Departments

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell Cinema, Global Learning, Johnson Museum of Art, Global Cornell, Migrations

Tags

film, movie, cinema, tfdcin, Movies, perfhum, nescal

Website

http://cinema.cornell.edu/soufra

Cost

All Access Pass: $0 or Tickets: $7/students, $5.50/grads, $7.50/seniors, $9.50/general

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Open To

Public

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