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      Soufra

      Released Nov 17, 2017 1h 13m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 11 Reviews 88% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Women in a refugee camp in Lebanon band together to run a food truck. Read More Read Less

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      Kathleen Sachs Chicago Reader The footage of the food is positively mouthwatering, a salient reminder of its ability to unite people within a culture as well as outside it. Apr 25, 2019 Full Review Andy Webster New York Times A stirring tale of empowerment, the documentary "Soufra" shows how societal change can begin with small steps. Dec 14, 2017 Full Review Katie Walsh Los Angeles Times To consider the long-standing Bourj al Barajneh is to consider the true humanity of refugees, who have hopes, dreams, lives to live and work to do. "Soufra" efficiently and effectively illustrates those ideas. Nov 20, 2017 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Tells the uplifting story of the 68-year-old Palestinian woman, Mariam Alshaar. Rated: B Feb 3, 2018 Full Review Robert Roten Laramie Movie Scope It is not just a story about the terrible plight of refugees. It is also the story of hope, and hope is a basic ingredient of life in very short supply among the world's refugees. Rated: B Jan 24, 2018 Full Review Christopher Llewellyn Reed Hammer to Nail The food looks good. How could anyone resist? Jan 24, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Inspiring triumphant story of hope and continued perseverance of women working together to improve their lives, their families and their community. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member What fantastic story Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/19 Full Review Audience Member An absolute labor of love. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review ranny l This documentary is inspiring in every way. The film has great cinematography which made me realize what is really going on in another part of the world. The details showing the amazing people involved in the project made me want to support them through their hardships. The film provides not only an encouraging story, but hope to everyone that watches. The story follows Lebanese and Palestine women on a mission to provide for their families. It soon turns into a statement that not only can they do it, you can too. The hour long film shows the ups and downs of running a business while dealing with life issues as they blend into each other. This movie focuses on these women trying to launch their food truck with Mariam AlShaar the main instigator to their movement. AlShaar technically is the manager of their business, taking calls, figuring out what people want, how things should be presented and overseeing the wellbeing of her workers, who are also her friends. It also features Gahana, the jokester of the kitchen who loves to socialize and be around people. With Gahana in the kitchen, not only is everyone working, but laughing. Throughout the film the women have an uphill battle. Near the end, we see Mariam at the dealership to purchase the food truck. The salesman makes it clear that they need a license from the government in order to buy the car. Becoming angry and disappointed, Mariam turns to the camera and asks to stop the recording. After that, it really hits us that, not this is not only a food truck she's buying, it's so much more. If she is unable to complete the purchase, they're surely going to lose money, won't have their jobs and won't be able to provide for their families. The message of this film is about working towards your dreams, despite doubt and setbacks. I give this film 5 out of 5 stars. It is intriguing and inspiring enough to want to get up and do something. I recommend it for ages 14 to 18 as well as adults. This film is being shown at select theaters throughout the country. To find a screening near you, visit https://www.soufrafilm.com/ Reviewed by Kamryn B., kids first! film critic. for more reviews by youth, visit kidsfirst dot org Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is astounding! It provides hope for the soul of anyone who is concerned about the plight of refugees. It remarkably celebrates the survival of women who ,while adaptIng to impossible circumstances, find ways to transcend what seem like insurmountable obstacles. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing, beautiful, heart wrenching film about love, food, struggle, and war. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Women in a refugee camp in Lebanon band together to run a food truck.
      Director
      Thomas A. Morgan
      Producer
      Kathleen Glynn, Trevor Hall, Craig Piligian
      Screenwriter
      Mohammed El Manasterly, Thomas A. Morgan
      Production Co
      Pilgrim Media Group
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Arabic
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 17, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 2, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 13m
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