Join FilmBar and Devour Phoenix as they partner on a film series inspired by food in film and community restaurant partners. RELISH: A FilmBar & Devour Phoenix Film Series will feature a film paired with a food/beverage component or special guest speaker. Presented with support from Edible Phoenix Magazine, International Rescue Committee Phoenix. In celebration of International Day of the Girl!
On the menu this month…
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 chronicles Mariam, and a diverse team of fellow refugee women from throughout the Middle East, who share the camp as their home as 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. Together, these determined, hardworking women heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food, while taking their future into their own hands.