Archive Cinema City 2016.

Sonita

Genre: Documentary
Country: Germany, Switzerland, Iran
Year: 2015
Duration: 90'

Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami



Programme selection: Planet Rock

Synopsis:

After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

Director:

Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami was born in Tehran and studied filmmaking and animation in Tehran Art University. Her published essays and research include the book, Animated Documentary: A New Way to Express, published in Persian in 2009. Her short documentary works include Pigeon Fanciers (2000), A Loud Solitude (2010), Born 20 Minutes Late (2010), Going Up the Stairs (2011), and the animated documentary Cyanosis (2007).

Original language: Dari, Persian, English
Subtitle: English, Serbian