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Film

Sonita

Thursday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.

About the Program

Sneak preview! Discover the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an eighteen-year-old Afghan refugee living in Iran. With Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents, she dreams of becoming a rap star. But her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride, she’s worth $9,000.

An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, Sonita highlights the rarely seen intricacies of Iranian and Afghan society through the lens of an artist defining the next generation. Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. (Germany/Switzerland/Iran, 2015, 91 min. In English and Farsi with English subtitles.) 

Don’t miss this winner of the Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary and the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival!

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Watch the official trailer for Sonita.