Sonita

Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

Year: 2015

Country: Germany

Running time: 90min

Location / Venue: Genesis

Date: 25/06

Time: 4:00 PM

First Feature

A story of conservative society, furious rhymes and mic drops, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s extraordinary film follows Sonita Alizadeh, a young female Afghan refugee living in Iran, who rejects an arranged marriage in order to pursue a life making rap music. Standing up to conservative traditions and challenging assumptions, her dream of emulating Rihanna goes down like a lead balloon with her mother. But this self-possessed would be pop star isn’t going to let that stop her.

Sonita won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for World Cinema – Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2016.

Tickets are available from the Genesis website here.

Part of Cutting East.

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