SOUFRA (15+)

Gold Coast is getting a foodie film festival! Over two days in July, HOTA (in partnership with the Gold Coast Film Festival) will serve up five delectable films about food, a cooking demonstration, wine and cheese tasting and special café offerings. Look here for more Foodie Fest films and events.

 

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 Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful 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.

“A stirring tale of empowerment, the documentary Soufra shows how societal change can begin with small steps.” Andy Webster – New York Times

Curated by the Gold Coast Film Festival

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