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SOUFRA @ Cannes Positive Cinema Week

Soufra was honored to be nominated for Best Positive Documentary as part of 2018 Cannes Positive Cinema Week. The week kicked off with a Rebelhouse party celebrating Soufra’s nomination and...
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Children's Center

The construction of the children's center is NEARLY COMPLETE! We're still raising money for the teachers, school supplies and desks, but this is a milestone to celebrate. Mariam is beyond...
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It's Just Movies: Interview with Director Thomas Morgan

  — by BEV QUESTAD — The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) has chosen eight, from nearly 90 films it featured this year, for encore showings. Festival publicist Nick Bruno reports...
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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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