Item Details

Sonita

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami; Ghaem Maghami, Rokhsareh
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
Two-time **Sundance Film Festival** award winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. And her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she's worth {dollar}9,000. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita's story unfolds in this personal and joyful portrait. An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, SONITA highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation. Winner of Best World Cinema Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Nominated for Best Documentary at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. Nominated for Audience Favorite at the **Hot Docs Documentary Festival**.
Director
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Performers
Sonita Alizadeh
Release Date
2015
Run Time
91 min.
Language
In English,Farsi
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • Film
  • In Process Record.
Published
Women Make Movies, 2015.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Women Make Movies in 2015.
Publisher no.
3594331 Kanopy
Related Resources
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Description
1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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