Thomas A. Morgan's documentary- “Soufra” will be screened at Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue's first and permanent film theatre between January 18 to 25.
Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
18 January 2020, 12:00 AM
25 January 2020, 12:00 AM
Reel Palestine, a UAE-based film event dedicated to Palestinian movies, is returning for its sixth edition in January.
Set to kick off from Jan. 17-25, the week-long festival will be screening independent Palestinian films in venues across three emirates: Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, the Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al-Saadiyat.
In addition to film screenings, the sixth edition of the film fest will also bring together some of the inspiring film makers responsible for the featured works for Q&A sessions to discuss some of the pressing issues facing Palestinian people.
Also showing is the 2017 documentary entitled “Soufra.” The production, which was directed by filmmaker Thomas A. Morgan, follows the inspirational story of a generational refugee named Mariam, who, after spending her entire life in the Burl El-Barajneh refugee camp situated south of Beirut.
The film follows Mariam and a diverse team of fellow refugee women as they set out to change their fate by launching a catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand its reach outside the camp with a food truck business. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands.
Saturday 18 Jan, 7pm
Wednesday 22 Jan, 7 pm
Saturday 25th Jan, 2 pm
Tickets are available on Cinema Akil's box office and www.cinemaakil.com.
Tickets are AED 52.5 (VAT included).
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