Soufra (2017)

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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.

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A stirring tale of empowerment, the documentary "Soufra" shows how societal change can begin with small steps.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…

To consider the long-standing Bourj al Barajneh is to consider the true humanity of refugees, who have hopes, dreams, lives to live and work to do. "Soufra" efficiently and effectively illustrates those ideas.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Soufra's lasting impression is one of empowerment and the energizing sense of purpose and community that the women derive from the enterprise along with their incomes.

Nov 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Cinematographer Johny Karam lovingly captures Soufra's enticing dishes, but his strength is an ability to open up cramped quarters.

Nov 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Tells the uplifting story of the 68-year-old Palestinian woman, Mariam Alshaar.

Feb 3, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The food looks good. How could anyone resist?

Jan 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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