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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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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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