Sonita (Iran/Germany/Switzerland)

WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 2016 | Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM

Sonita (Iran/Germany/Switzerland)
Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami; 2015, 90 mins.

If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. She captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. There, Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and guidance in shaping her future. However, her family has a different future planned for her, so how can Sonita still succeed in making her dreams come true? Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami ends up personally involved in answering that question, reigniting the discussion as to how documentary makers should relate to their subjects. This is just one of the many twists in an exciting journey replete with the setbacks and successes of a young women looking for her own path.

Programmed by Rooftop Films.

Join us at 7PM for Middle Eastern delights from King of Falafel and music by Baharat. The film will begin at sundown.

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