Sonita

Sonita

 

October 29, 2016, 1:30 PM

Where

Main Street Landing Black Box
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor
Burlington

Category

Film Festival

Film Type

Documentary

Cost

$10 / $8 / $5

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Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghemi
Iran/Germany/Switzerland | Farsi/Dari/English w/ English subtitles | Documentary | 90 min
Film Source:  Women Make Movies

Showtime: Saturday, October 29 | 1:30 p.m. | BB

Awards:  Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary – Sundance Film Festival

Sonita is a teenage girl, a rapper, an Afghan refugee living in Iran, and, in her mind, a star. The young girls she meets find their voices through her music and are wowed by the power and confidence she exudes. Eventually even the film’s director, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, finds herself drawn in as part of her subject’s story, blurring the boundaries and making the audience question who is in control. Although the subject is timely, serious and heart wrenching — especially as Sonita’s family threatens to sell her into marriage — the film always manages to be upbeat and inspirational, due to the magnetism of its subject. This movie won’t likely be the last we see of Sonita.  ~JS

Also Showing: Monday, October 24 | 4:00 p.m. | FH