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Documentary film showing to benefit local nonprofit


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The award-winning documentary feature “Soufra” will be shown at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art at 409 E. College Blvd. in Roswell on Oct. 12 from 4-7 p.m.

This event will benefit a local non-profit organization to be selected by the audience at the viewing.

Soufra is directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Morgan (”Storied Streets”, “Waiting for Mamu”) and produced by Emmy-winning filmmaker Kathleen Glynn (”Bowling for Columbine”, “Fahrenheit 9/11”, “TV Nation”); Rebelhouse President Trevor Hall; Emmy-winning producer Craig Piligian, president & CEO, Pilgrim Media Group; and executive produced by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon.

Soufra follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar, a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp, south of Beirut, Lebanon.

The film tells the story of Mariam and a diverse team of fellow refugee women from throughout the Middle East who share the camp as their home. They set out to change their fate by launching a catering company — Soufra — and then expand its reach outside the camp (through an astonishing Kickstarter campaign) with a first-ever food truck business.

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Together, they “heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food, while taking their future into their own hands,” according to a press release about the film.

Sarandon called Soufra, “The only ‘feel good’ doc about refugees that I know of — inspiring and delicious.”

Tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for students) will be available at the door.