Asian Premiere of SOUFRA
September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
dir. Thomas A. Morgan
2017 | United States | Documentary | English | 72 mins | PG
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.
Dr. Thomas A. Morgan began his journey in documentary filmmaking in 2009. His own personal journey provided him the platform for a deep understanding of social issues such as homelessness, youth incarceration, abuse and neglect. With the 2013 documentary short film ‘Waiting For Mamu’, he speaks to the power of one through the story of Pushpa Basnet, who began helping free children from the prison floors in Nepal at age 21. His latest documentary film ‘SOUFRA’ has premiered in the Middle East, North America and Europe, such as the Cannes Film Festival.
There will be a post-screening dialogue with Thomas A. Morgan at the premiere on 1 Sept followed by a panel discussion on 2 Sept.
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