BIFF 2020: 23. september - 1. oktober
ORIGINAL TITLE:
Sonita
Iran / Sveits / Tyskland/ 2016/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/persisk / farsi/Dari
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Sonita Alizadeh, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
DIRECTOR:
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
WRITER:
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Behrouz Badrouj, Ali Mohammad Ghasemi, Mohammad Haddadi, Arastoo Givi, Torben Bernard, Parviz Arefi, Ala Mohseni
PRODUCER:
Gerd Haag
Rap queen with a curfew

18 year old Sonita is a paperless Afghan refugee in Iran. While her conservative family wants to sell her as a bride, she secretly dreams of a future as an artist and rapper. In SONITA we follow this brave young woman's struggle to escape an unwanted marriage without losing her family in the process. After a music video draws attention to her lyrics about forced marriage and the situation for young women in Afghanistan, Sonita is afforded a unique opportunity to start a new life in the US. But what will she tell her family?

 

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (Iran, 1976) SONITA is Ghaem Maghami's first full-length documentary.