Soufra Screening with Creativity for Peace

Thursday Nov 14, 2019

1606 Alcaldesa St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
US

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Kirsten Szykitka

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SOUFRA tells the wildly inspirational story of Mariam Shaar, the world's most unlikely entrepreneur-- a generational refugee who launched a successful catering company and first-ever food truck business from inside the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon. She and her team of fellow refugee women from throughout the Middle East set out to change their fate and in the process, heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food. Join us for a post film Q&A with the film director. Purchase tickets online now! 

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Creativity for Peace, a Santa Fe-based nonprofit organization that trains young Palestinian and Israeli women to partner as leaders by “transforming anger and prejudice into mutual respect” hosts a special movie screening this Thursday, Nov 14, at 6:30pm at Santa Fe’s Violet Crown Theater (1606 Alcaldesa St.). The documentary Soufra traces the unlikely and inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar. She was a refugee who spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Shaar as she launches a successful food truck business from inside the camp, eventually allowing other Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese refugee women to take charge of their lives by recruiting them into her growing foodie empire. The filmmakers behind Soufra are scheduled to attend the screening and will participate in a post-film Q&A. Tickets are $20 each or $15 for students. To reserve seats in advance, go to santafe.violetcrown.com. Creativity for Peace is also offering a local cooking class on Dec. 8, focusing on dishes featured in the film and in the Soufra cookbook. You can sign up at the screening and get a 10 percent discount on that class. All proceeds from these events go toward Creativity for Peace.

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