Film | Express Yourself

Sonita

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami / Iran, Germany, Switzerland / 2015 / 91 minutes / English, Farsi with English subtitles / Documentary

“Inspiring…a certified crowdpleaser.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Acclaimed documentarian, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, brings us the remarkable and exhilarating story of Sonita. This multiple award-winning film (including two major accolades from Sundance) follows Sonita Alizadeh, a young Afghan refugee living in Iran who dreams of becoming a rap superstar. But Sonita’s family have other plans – to force her into an arranged marriage. An activist, Sonita’s fearless lyrics reflect Maghami challenges the idea of a documentary as she is compelled to intefere, but it’s Sonita’s tenacity and talent that see her steer her own life in an unexpected direction.

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This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 18 years.

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
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Sundance 2016
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