sonita

Dir. Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami Documentary | Iran | 2015 | 91 min.
English and Farsi, with English subtitles

SATURDAY, March 19, 10:45 a.m. - Chilmark Community Center

Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

 
 

Illegally living in Tehran, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee named Sonita dreams of being a rapper. But women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran, and for now her only fans are the other girls at the shelter. In spite of the challenges and traumas she’s faced at a young age, she continues to dream big and use rapping as a form of resistance against the sexism and injustices women face on a daily basis in Iran. Her mother has other plans for her, however—to make her a bride and sell her to a new family for the price of $9,000.

Winner of the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at Sundance 2016
 

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