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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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Susan Sarandon & Mary Louise Parker join SOUFRA for NYC Premiere

Executive Producer Susan Sarandon and supporter Mary Louise Parker joined the SOUFRA team in New York for the North American Premiere of SOUFRA at DOCNYC. Mary Louise Parker and Executive...
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Geena Davis joins SOUFRA for Los Angeles Premiere

Geena Davis joined the SOUFRA team in Los Angeles for the opening night at the Laemmle theater in Hollywood! Below are some pictures from the event. Geena  is a long-time...
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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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