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SOUFRA PG
Director: Thomas MorganDuration: 72Language: English, Arabic with English subtitles

Screening + Post-show discussion with Advocates for Refugees Singapore on SUN 23 SEP - Local Enterprises for Global Impact

Globally, only a few countries (e.g. Malaysia, Jordan, etc.) allow refugees the right to work. What can displaced communities do to get by, other than receive humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs? Meet the panelists from two social enterprises, to hear their stories of how displaced communities are given or create livelihood opportunities to provide for themselves and their families, while also maintaining their dignity.

Panelists:
Farhana, Wanderer International & The Good Bake
Aqilah, The Kain Projects
Moderator:
Christopher, Advocates for Refugees - Singapore



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

The film follows Mariam and a diverse team of fellow refugee women as they set out to change their fate by launching a catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand its reach outside the camp with a food truck business. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands.

More about Soufra here.