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  • What a pleasure to have @tmorganfilms join us for a Q&A at our screening of SOUFRA - Thank you for telling the story of Miriam and the refugee women of Soufra and for sharing its moving back story with us. #THEPOWEROFFILM 🙌

Thank you to those who have purchased a Soufra Cookbook to support the women of Soufra + the camp’s Children’s Center & school! 📚#MakeaDifference
  • We’re so excited to bring SOUFRA to @theatreboxsd! 🎞 Guests enjoyed a pre-reception with traditional Lebanese food + @stellaartois beer & wine before heading into our screening 🍽🍻Stay tuned to get the behind the scenes on our Q&A with filmmaker @tmorganfilms 🎥
  • Happy Earth Day! 🌱🌎♻️We are proud to showcase environmental films each year at the San Diego International Film Festival. If you are a filmmaker and have an environmental/sustainability film project, we'd love to see your film! The official entry deadline to submit your film is May 1st. SUBMIT: SDFILMFEST.COM/SUBMIT

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  • Join us for SOUFRA, an Official Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival Selection at @TheatreBoxSD April 24th and meet with filmmaker Thomas Morgan.
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The Soufra Cookbook will be available for sale and signed by filmmaker Thomas Morgan. By purchasing a SOUFRA COOKBOOK you are supporting the women of Soufra. They will share equally in proceeds from its sales, which will contribute to the ongoing development of the camp’s Children’s Center and school.
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GET TICKETS & LEARN MORE: SDFILMFEST.COM/SOUFRA-APRIL-24
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⚠️DISCOUNT CODE⚠️ SAVE $20 with code soufra20. (Code valid until April 19th).
  • “Winning these awards has opened up new opportunities to get the film seen around the globe. Film festival directors and distributors are contacting us directly because of the buzz around the documentary and to get something this hard-hitting and shocking in front of as many audiences as possible is of course vital for everyone who is concerned about the ongoing slaughter of our dwindling rhino population.” - Bonné de Bod (STROOP)
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STROOP: JOURNEY INTO THE RHINO HORN WAR took home Best Documentary award at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival and has gone on to receive several awards and invitations to countless film festivals. We are beyond proud to have premiered this film for its California debut and celebrate the many successes of this eye-opening documentary.
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CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS! SUBMIT your film and get the chance to share your timeless film with great audiences at the 2019 San Diego Int’l Film Festival! SDFILMFEST.COM/SUBMIT
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