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Forbes: How A Financier Reinvented Himself For A Career At The Helm Of A World-Changing Studio

Thomas Morgan looked across the room in a skyscraper in Charlotte, N.C., at a suited executive for a big Southern Energy company. He was shocked at the ruthless deal on...
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"This Woman’s Work" Museum of the Moving Image reviews Soufra

By Mayukh Sen Mariam Shaar, a Palestinian refugee, has lived in Bourj-el-Barajneh, a refugee camp padded with 50,000 inhabitants in the span of one square kilometer, her whole life. Bourj-el-Barajneh...
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New York Times Review

A stirring tale of empowerment, the documentary Soufra shows how societal change can begin with small steps. Mariam Shaar leads a modest food business in Bourj el Barajneh, a refugee...
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'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi on the Power of Food in 'Soufra'

The Susan Sarandon-produced film about women who launch a catering business from a camp in Lebanon reveals how home cooking "sustains" and "gives them purpose" amid the stagnation of refugee...
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Susan Sarandon's new cause: Championing women's entrepreneurship

When Susan Sarandon visited refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos at Christmas 2015, she asked each one three questions: Hold old are you? Where are you from? What is...
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Eye For Film: Soufra

Lebanon has a native population of just over six million. It's also home to over a million refugees. Not wanting to turn anyone away, it has allowed them to flood...
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Film Forward: Soufra at Doc NYC

SOUFRA Miriam Shaar shares problems with fellow natives of her Beirut Palestinian refugee camp: little money, few opportunities, and frustration with a tight, cordoned-off space that has been housing a...
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Film Journal International: Film Review: Soufra

  Thomas Morgan’s Soufra is about Mariam Shafar, a Palestinian entrepreneur living in Beirut, Lebanon. The documentary is named for her catering business in the Burj el-Barajneh refugee camp. The Arabic word...
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Hollywood Reporter 'Soufra': Film Review

Against the odds, a group of women who live in a Lebanese refugee camp pursue their food-truck dreams in a documentary executive produced by Susan Sarandon. The catering company that...
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