/ / 2018, Feature Films, Putnam Theatre

2017 | USA, Lebanon | 73 minutes
Director: Thomas Morgan
Screenwriters: Thomas Morgan and Mohammed El Manasterly
Producers: Thomas Morgan, Trevor Hall, Kathleen Glynn
Executive Producer: Susan Sarandon
Cinematographer: Johny Karam
Editor: Mohamed El Manasterly

Soufra follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam and a diverse team of fellow refugee women who share the camp as their home as they set out to change their fate by launching a catering company, “Soufra,” and then expanding its reach outside the camp with a food truck business. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands.