Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, called Soufra, and then expanding it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who share the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp as their home.
Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands through an unrelenting belief in Mariam, and in each other. Soufra will shine a new and revealing light on people inside the largest refugee crisis in human history, but ultimately this film is about hope, grit, passion, and the common bonds created by bringing people together around food as a bridge to overcome all barriers. This film is not rated (2017, 73 min.).
“A stirring tale of empowerment, the documentary "Soufra" shows how societal change can begin with small steps.”
—Andy Webster, The New York Times
This film is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.