Women of CoreNet // Wednesday, April 24// San Francisco
“Soufra”, a film about a group of women, who were the world’s most unlikely entrepreneurs.
Women of CoreNet is pleased to present for the first time in the San Francisco Bay Area the premier screening of the film “Soufra”. A must see film about an amazing, tenacious group of women, who were the world’s most unlikely entrepreneurs. The film was produced/directed by Thomas Morgan (a former CoreNet member) and Executive Producer Susan Sarandon. Thomas Morgan will be in attendance to speak to the group sharing the background and story of this production.
Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly 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 by launching a catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands through an unrelenting belief in Mariam, and in each other. In the process, Mariam is breaking barriers, pulling together Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese women to work side by side and form beautiful friendships while running this thriving business.
Soufra will shine a new and revealing light on people inside of the largest refugee crisis in human history, but ultimately this film is about hope, grit, passion and the common bonds created by bringing people together around food as a bridge to overcome all barriers. Though Mariam is officially considered “stateless” she is a beacon of hope and home for thousands upon thousands of women in the most unlikely of places. Mariam and her team will be just that for thousands more once her story is told through Soufra.
The film will be screened in San Francisco’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, in the former New Mission Theater. A cinema designed for movie fans, by movie fans for the ultimate cinematic experience! Each CoreNet attendee will be treated to popcorn and candy to enhance this experience.
Venue: Alamo Draft house Cinema: 2550 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94110
Schedule: 4:00p: Registration // 4:30p: Movie Starts
Cost: Member: $35.00 // Non-Member End User: $60.00 // Non-Member Service Provider: $85.00
A parking structure is located 1 block behind the theater, please make sure you are parked and in the theater by 4:30.
The first 48 CoreNet members to register will receive the Soufra cookbook.
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