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Diversity film 'Soufra', free admission
Date Thursday June 07
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorAppreciating Diversity Film Series
Location Details
Ellen Driscoll PLayhouse
325 Highland Avenue (near Oakland Avenue)
Piedmont, CA 94611
Thur, June 7, 6:30-8:30pm, food truck parked in front of venue 5-6:30, so come early

Kick off summer by joining the Diversity Film Series for the documentary film Soufra, an inspirational story of women in a Lebanese refugee camp who start a successful catering business. Come early with the family to enjoy dinner at Shrimp Falafel Mix, a popular local middle eastern food truck that will be available outside of the venue.

A stirring tale of women's empowerment, Soufra shows how societal change can begin with small steps. Directed and produced by Thomas Morgan with executive producer Susan Sarandon, Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Miriam Shaar -- a refugee who has spent her entire life in the decrepit and dangerous Bouj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Miriam as she sets out to change her fate by launching a catering company with a diverse team of fellow refugee women. She calls the catering company 'Soufra', an Arabic word meaning a long table filled with many good things to eat, or dining table.

It's a documentary full of small details that open up broader perspectives, and it serves as a reminder that refugees have the same ambition and desire to improve their own lives and others' as people lucky enough to come from stable countries.

Food truck with middle eastern food for purchase from 5:00-6:30 in front of theater.
Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Free; no need to RSVP, appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Added to the calendar on Monday May 21st, 2018 10:09 AM

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