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Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016 / Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami: Sonita + ScreenTalk at Barbican

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Time 18:30
Date 15/03/16
Price £12

Winner of the IDFA audience award, Sonita is the story of a young Tehran teen on a quest to become a rapper, in a country that doesn’t let girls sing solo.

Sonita is about a determined and animated Afghan teen, who is also a rapper in Tehran. But in Iran, the government doesn’t let girls sing solo. And in her Afghan home she is expected to become a teenage bride. With her family keen to marryhttp://www.run-riot.com/node/add/event her off to receive her dowry, tradition bears down on Sonita. Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, she must turn obstacle into opportunity.

After the screening, you'll be joined by Sonita Alizadeh, filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami and Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch.

SONITA - Trailer from CAT&Docs on Vimeo.