Just Films - Soufra

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Eddy Theater

Soufra follows the story of Mariam Shaar, a successful entrepreneur. After overcoming tremendous challenges throughout her time in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp, Mariam launched "Soufra", a popular catering company. Viewers will leave the theater feeling uplifted and inspired by this remarkable heroine.

This event is free and open to the public.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session.


Marian Lien, Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition


Elsa Santos, Azorean Cafe
Elsa Santos was born and raised in the Azores which are a group of Island off the coast of Portugal. She has always dreamed of starting and running businesses. In fact, at an early age she had already known this is what she wanted to do. Soon afterwards, Elsa moved to America and began to work in every facet of a national chain. Now she is the owner and operator of the Azorean Café located in Pittsburgh PA, servicing authentic homecooked Portuguese traditional meals. Her favorite part of having a business is meeting new people and allowing them to explore her rich island culture through food and the ambiance of her café.

Sha-King Cehum, Salud PGH
Sha-King Cehum is a first generation Puerto Rican, born and raised on the Eastside of Pittsburgh. He is an entrepreneur, a Pennsylvania State Constable and a father of 5.

Mishaal Paniwala, Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh


Fee : Free

Registration has closed. Please contact Melody Harris at m.harris@chatham.edu for additional information.


Eddy Theater


Parking is free in the Library Parking Lot which you can only enter off of Murray Hill Avenue (not to be confused with Murray Avenue).

Murray Hill Avenue can be reached from both Wilkins and Fifth Avenue and is a cobblestone street. From Fifth Ave, it is located between Maryland Ave and S. Negley Ave. From Wilkins, it is located between Murray Ave and S. Negley Ave.
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Contact Information

Melody Harris