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SONITA

Sun, Feb 14, 2016
at 1 PM (World Trade Center)
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Mon, Feb 15, 2016
at 3:30 PM (World Trade Center)
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SONITA

DIRECTOR: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami - IRAN

If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother, and she captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. There, Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and receives guidance in shaping her future. Despite Sonita’s dreams of fame, her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. What’s more, women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran. How can Sonita still succeed in making her dreams come true? (90 mins.)

 

Director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami in attendance.

Filmography: Going Up the Stairs (2011)

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