DIRECTOR: Thomas A. Morgan
USA/LEBANON / 2017
ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 1 MAY – SUNDAY 17 MAY
RUNNING TIME: 73 MINS
Truly a film about the power of food to being us together and to make our lives better!
Executive produced by Susan Sarandon, Soufra (BOFA 2019) 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”.
SUNDAY 3 MAY 4.30PM
Make sure you’ve either seen Soufra beforehand or arrange to see it with a bunch of online friends before 4.30pm and then click in to the Conversation. We’ll have experts to talk to us about Tasmania’s fresh and fermented products in our increasingly international and sophisticated foodie world. More details on panelists to come.
See below for recorded conversation.
A huge Thank You to Square Zero Films for their support for the 2020 BOFA Online Film Festival. A proud US film distribution company doing their bit for film lovers, the arts and social isolation!
Enjoying the FREE BOFA online festival? REMADE Creatives Online is a Tasmania-wide media streaming club. They need $5,000 to commission 15 artists to each create three videos using smartphones, about the making of their entry into REMADE, a wearable art show using recycled materials. Creative Partnerships Australia’s ACF Boost program matches every donation, small or large, and makes your donation tax deductible (DGR).