Sonita (2015)

15th August 2020
Saturday 8:00pm - 9:40pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Tickets

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15/8 SONITA - General
$ 10.00
15/8 SONITA - Concession
$ 9.00

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Description:

Directed by: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Runtime: 91 minutes
Country: Germany, Iran, Switzerland
Language: Farsi, English, Dari with English subtitles
Rating: PG13 (Some Mature Content)

Awards

WORLD CINEMA – DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE & AUDIENCE AWARD
Sundance Film Festival 2016

AUDIENCE AWARD & DOC U! AWARD (Youth Jury Award)
IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2016

CENTER FOR DOCUMENTARY STUDIES FILMMAKER AWARD
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016

YOUTH JURY AWARD
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2016

SOS-KINDERDÖRFER AWARD
DOK.fest (Munich International Documentary Film Festival) 2016

Sonita is an Afghan refugee living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. A spirited young woman, she fights to live the way she wants, despite the obstacles she faces in Iran and from her conservative family. After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, Sonita channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through rap, spitting fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions. Sonita is a record of her struggle towards independent womanhood. But it is also an autocritique of conventional documentary ethics. Rather than pretending “objectivity” and letting her subject’s story unfold “naturally,” director Maghami paid off Sonita’s family to relieve her situation, even aiding in her music career. The film is thus an inspiring portrait of intergenerational female solidarity as well.

 

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