Alfanar SOUFRA Screening & Reception

Event promoter
Thu, Dec 06 - 13:30

Parsons Laboratory

Cambridge, Middlesex County



On Thursday, December 6th join us at the Kendall Square Cinema in Boston for the heartwarming story of SOUFRA, the first female refugee-led food truck business!
Date: Thursday, 6th December

6:30pm: Reception
7:15pm Film screening
8:15pm: Q&A & reception

Location: Kendall Square Cinema, 355 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
*Parking available
Alfanar and WPA/Soufra
Since 2013, Alfanar -- the Arab world's first Venture Philanthropy organisation -- has backed the intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Al Shaar and the ladies of the Women's Programs Association in Lebanon's Burj el Barajneh refugee camp to launch the first foodtruck wholly owned and run by women refugees in Lebanon.

Mariam's is a story compelling enough that Susan Sarandon executive produced, and Thomas Morgan directed a documentary film by the name of the truck -- SOUFRA -- to tell it. 

SOUFRA -- meaning feast in Arabic -- is a story of hope, self-reliance, and the power social investment can have when it is coupled with the determination of a woman to change the world around her.

Supporting Social Enterprises in the Arab Region
On sale at the screening will be a selection of high-quality goods produced by a sample of the incredible social enterprises Alfanar backs across the region.

From leather wallets crafted in Cairo's underprivileged City of the Dead district to luxury shawls hand-embroidered by Palestinian refugees, you will have the opportunity to buy high-quality gifts for the holiday season whilst bringing income and opportunity to disadvantaged communities in Egypt and Lebanon.

Buy a Ticket, Change a Life
It takes Alfanar $50 -- the price of one ticket -- to impact the life of one individual over a year, meaning that you can help us to transform more lives while enjoying this incredible story.

Join us on 6th December and support Alfanar to create long-term, sustainable impact in vulnerable communities across the region through investment in social enterprises.

Catering on the evening will be provided by Boston's own Sofra Catering.
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