WIFD is pleased to co-present the documentary feature SONITA at the 10th Annual Dallas International Film Festival.
Screening is FREE to the first 20 WIFD members. To register click on your preferred screening date below. Others may purchase tickets from DIFF by clicking here.
Saturday, April 16 at 12:15 PM
Sunday, April 17 at 3 PM
at the Angelika Film Center Dallas
SONITA Festivaltrailer 1:37 min from Tagtraum on Vimeo.
As a female rapper in conservative Iran, Sonita’s talents are a liability. But Sonita insists on dreaming big. Her beats are as solid as stones, her rhymes are fierce, and her videos are a piercing howl against the constant injustice, fear, and sexism women must endure.
It's only a matter of time before her charismatic presence and spirited eyes change her fortune, and with the help of acclaimed director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, she suddenly receives a scholarship that leads her on a dangerous trip back to Afghanistan and ultimately to Utah. All the while, Sonita’s conservative mother insists she must be married off soon, at a price, and threatens to derail Sonita’s life at its most critical juncture. 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.
— Sundance Film Festival
90 min., Color
English and Farsi with English subtitles
Click here to visit the film's official website.
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami studied filmmaking and animation at the University of Art, Tehran. Her first film was nominated for Best Mid-Length Documentary at IDFA 2011 and won Best Female-Directed Documentary at Sheffield 2012. Since then, Rokhsareh has won than 20 international awards for her work on documentary films including CYANOSIS (2007) and GOING UP THE STAIRS (2011). SONITA won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary and Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary
Click the image or this link to: "Brides for Sale."
Click here for more information about Sonita's dream to end child marriage.