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Cuisinema 2018 – De Maalbeek Brussels

Saturday, April 21 2018 12:00PM - 05:00PM
Soufra is thrilled to come to Brussels as part of Cuisinema!
Encounters and food are inextricably linked in just about every culture. We bring local residents in contact with each other through good food and good cinema. Come and taste a different culture and also give your eyes a living with a fascinating film! Tickets are FREE!

12:00 pm - Lunch: Food as empowerment (Syrian specialties) 

1:30 pm - Film SOUFRA (US, 2017, Thomas A. Morgan)
Soufra tells the incredible and inspiring story of the brave social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar. As a refugee she spent her entire life in Burj El Barajneh, a refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon. She resists her fate and establishes the successful catering company Soufra '. She can even extend it to a food truck company with a diverse team of other refugee women, for whom the camp serves as their home. 

4:00 pm - Food workshop: World cuisine / cuisine du monde / world cuisine (Syrian cuisine)


PS: If you haven't already seen the Soufra Cookbook, you should take a look. Not only does this cookbook share some of the most treasured recipes that changed the lives of the Soufra women, but it also will give back to the families at the camp. The women of Soufra are full partners in the publication of this book. They will share equally in proceeds from its sales, which will contribute to the ongoing development of the camp’s Children’s Center and to building a school for the children in the camp. We've already raised over 10K for these initiatives - you can purchase the cookbook here.


GC de Maalbeek
Rue du Cornet 97
1040 Etterbeek 1040

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