Saturday, January 28, 11:30 am, The Venue

Sonita

Sonita

  • Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
  • 90 minutes
  • 2015
  • Iran, Germany, Switzerland
  • Saturday, January 28, 11:30 am, The Venue
Sponsored by Abraham Festival; Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan)
Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award World Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2016; Audience Award, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2015; Audience Award, Camden International Film Festival 2016; World Cinema Award, Documentary Edge Festival 2016; Best Documentary, East End Film Festival 2016; Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016

A 18-year-old undocumented Afghan refugee in Iran – and her persistent journey to rapper stardom

Sonita, a determined and lively Afghan teen living in Tehran, dreams of becoming a famous rapper. But the Iranian government forbids women from singing solo, and her Afghan family expects her to be a teen bride. Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, Sonita must turn obstacle into opportunity.