Soufra – Film Screening and Meal

Event Details

Celebrate Refugee Festival Scotland at our one-off screening of Soufra with a pre-screening conversation and community meal!

Discover the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burl El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out to change her fate and that of many fellow refugee women in the camp by launching a catering company ‘Soufra’.

Mariam brings together Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese women to work side by side, breaking barriers to form life-changing friendships and build a thriving business. Together, they heal the wounds of war and displacement through the unifying power of food, while taking their future into their own hands.

As well as shining a new light on people inside the largest refugee crisis in human history, Soufra reveles the hope, grit, passion and common bonds created by bringing people together, and the power of food as a bridge to overcome barriers.

Join us from 6pm to enjoy a freshly prepared meal from the Kinning Park Complex chefs, with special treats from Glasgow social enterprise Soul Food Sisters.

We will then join in conversation with representatives from Soul Food Sisters and Christian Aid Scotland before the film screening.

We are delighted to be able to offer this event for free. However, in order to ensure we cover the catering costs, and enable us to keep offering these types of events, we ask that those who can pay a small donations at checkout of £5-£10 per person.


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