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Sonita

Sonita
  • 2015
  • Germany/Switzerland/Iran
  • 91 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
  • Cast: Sonita Alizadeh, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
  • UK release: 21 October 2016

Punchy, crowd-pleasing documentary about Afghan refugee rapper Sonita Alizadeh, whose songs are about the issues facing she and young women like her: child marriage, domestic violence. Director Ghaemmaghami clearly orchestrates what she shows, but it's also clear that Sonita's family regard (or regarded) her as a commodity, and Sonita's development as an artist and activist is evident.

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City Screen Picturehouse, York (0.0 miles)

13–17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
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Sonita

17 Oct 20163 stars

Crowd-pleasing documentary about a young Afghan rapper from director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

The role of the arts in helping people to process trauma and assert their individuality comes to the fore, along with the miserable experiences of child refugees and child brides, in a punchy, crowd-pleasing documentary about a young Afghan woman who…

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