Eatable Films Presents: Soufra (with Food by Newcomer Kitchen)


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, May 29, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:73 min
Country Listing:USA, Lebanon
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Thomas Morgan



We join forces with Eatable Films for a delicious celebration of Syrian culture. The event includes food by Toronto's Newcomer Kitchen, a social enterprise employing Syrian women refugees.

Discover the inspiring story of Mariam Shar, a smart and tenacious entrepreneur who has spent her entire life in the Bourj el Baranjneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon. Together with a group of fellow refugee women from Syria, Palestine and Iraq, Mariam sets out to beat the odds and launch the world’s first refugee-owned food truck. A triumphant testament to the unifying power of food, Soufra shines a light on the people working from within the refugee crisis to break barriers and change their fates.

In Arabic with English subtitles

5:00 PM - Doors Open, VIP cocktail

6:30 PM - Screening  

Stick around for a Q&A with members of Newcomer Kitchen and New York Times food writer David Sax.

Additional Information

"A stirring tale of empowerment" - New York Times

"An uplifting refugee tale... illuminates a bigger picture" - Los Angeles Times


Film + Dinner Box (4 courses of Syrian specialties to take into the theatre): $44 (Members: $39)

VIP experience (Syrian appetizers prepared and served by members of Newcomer Kitchen, "Shokran" (thank-you) cocktail, Dinner Box, advanced entry into the Cinema): $79 (Members: $73)