Rent Sonita (2015)

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1h 31min
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Synopsis:
Winner of a raft of international film festival prizes, "Sonita" charts the life of Sonita Alizadeh - a teenager, a talented rapper and an indomitable force, despite all the obstacles she confronts in Iran and from her family. She's an undocumented Afghan refugee in Tehran, and her conservative family has other plans for her. In this gripping documentary, her dream of living abroad is about to come true just as her family plan on sending her back to Afghanistan to get married to a much older man in exchange for money.
While Sonita must now attempt to overcome many personal and bureaucratic hurdles to avoid what seems inevitable, the film's director, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami is also confronted with a dilemma: should she interfere to help her or let things unfold for the worse in front of her eyes and of the camera?
Actors:
Sonita Alizadeh, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, Latifah Alizadeh, Fadia Alizadeh, Ahmad Ahmadi, Farzaneh Davoodi, Cori Shepherd Stern, Arefe
Directors:
Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
Producers:
Gerd Haag
Studio:
New Wave Films
Genres:
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Special Interest
Awards:

2016 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary

2016 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Audience Award Documentary

BBFC:
Release Date:
23/01/2017
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
Dari, English, Farsi
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of Sonita

Amazing story - Sonita review by HL

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07/08/2017

One to watch with your daughters. Gutsy girl. A documentary about Sonita who is an Afghan refugee in Iran who raps about issues close to her heart. Moving and real.

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VERY GOOD - Sonita review by SG

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16/04/2018

Absorbing documentary about a very brave girl............I admired her courage and determination in facing the obstacles women have in her world.

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