31 Jan ‘Soufra’

Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon  sets out against all odds to launch a successful catering company and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee women. Together, they heal the wounds of war, breaking down barriers with Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese women working side by side. It’s a story of hope, grit, passion and the unifying power of foodDirected by Michigan native and Central Michigan University grad Thomas A. Morgan. Michigan premiere. Part of Freep Film Festival’s Food on Film series.

Presented by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office.

After the films: On Friday, Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandchik talks to producer and Michigan native Kathleen Glynn. On Saturday, Kurlyandchik talks to Glynn, Hamissi Mamba, co-founder of Baobab Fare; and Deborah Drennan, CEO of Freedom House Detroit.

5 p.m. Fri., April 13, Welcome Center, Wayne State University
4 p.m. Sat., April 14, Cinema Detroit

YEAR 2017
RUN TIME 73 minutes
Directed by Thomas A. Morgan