DIRECTOR: Thomas A. Morgan
USA/LEBANO / 2017
SUNDAY 12 MAY 11:00AM / CINEMA 2
SATURDAY 18 MAY 10:00AM / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 73 MINS
A documentary full of little details that open up broader perspectives, and serves as a reminder that refugees have the same ambition and desire to improve their own and others’ lives.
Executive produced by Susan Sarandon, this revealing documentary is about the oldest existing refugee camp south of Beirut, established in 1948 housing Palestinian refugees. Mariam is a woman now living there amongst the Syrian and Iraqi refugees who have joined the camp. She has come up with the bright idea of establishing the first refugee food truck. However, starting this mobile food kitchen, with a microloan, is fraught with bureaucratic and other hurdles. This amazing tale of resilience, community spirit and overcoming blockages is a remarkable testament to these women living in difficult circumstances, in inhospitable surroundings. The title can be referred to as “a full table of bounty”.
A DISCUSSION SESSION OF THE ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES RAISED HERE, WILL BE HELD AT THE PLOUGH INN (LAUNCESTON) AND THE DUKE HOTEL (HOBART) FOLLOWING THE FILM.