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20 June 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kinning Park Complex
43 Cornwall Street
Glasgow, G411BA United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Soufra

Director: Thomas Morgan | Countries of production: Lebanon, United States | Year: 2017 | Length: 73 min
Language: Arabic with English subtitles | Certificate: PG Cert

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 Burl El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out to change her fate by launching a catering company, ‘Soufra’, and then expands it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman 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.

Soufra shines a new and revealing light on people inside the largest refugee crisis in human history, but ultimately this film is about hope, grit, passion and the common bonds created by bringing people together around food as a bridge to overcome all barriers.


Beyond the Screen

Join us from 6pm to enjoy a freshly prepared meal from the Kinning Park Complex chefs, with special treats from Glasgow social enterprise Soul Food Sisters!

We will then join in conversation with representatives from Soul Food Sisters and Christian Aid Scotland to celebrate some of the many initiatives led by migrant and refugee women in Lebanon, in Scotland and beyond.

We are delighted to be able to offer this event for free. However, in order to ensure we cover the catering costs, and enable us to keep offering these types of events, we ask that those who can pay a small donation at checkout of £5-10 per person.

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