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Sunday, October 9 • 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Sonita

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D: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami | Iran/Germany/Switzerland | 90 min | Farsi and English with English subtitles | ARKANSAS PREMIERE

Sonita, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, loves Michael Jackson and Rihanna and dreams of becoming a famous 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, Sonita is worth $9,000. As Sonita poignantly shifts from observer to participant, altering expectations, her story unfolds in an intimate and joyful portrait or creativity and womanhood. The film highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation.



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