See Film ‘Soufra’, Support Dress for Success

Award-Winning Film Tells Story of Unlikely Entrepeneurs

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Celebrate International Day of the Girl and help support Dress for Success DC by attending the exclusive screening of Soufra on October 11. The award-winning documentary will be screened 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the The Miracle Theatre (535 8th St. SE).

This event will benefit Dress for Success. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing professional attire, a network of support and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success DC is located Capitol Hill United Methodist Church (421 Seward Square SE).

Tickets are $25 and are available online at

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.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Morgan (Storied Streets, Waiting for Mamu), 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.

To learn more about the work at Dress for Success or how you can help, visit their website or contact them by telephone at 202.269.4805 or by email at