Hot Docs 16 – SONITA

Screenings – Saturday, Apr 30 @ 6:30pm
Sunday, May 1st @ 4pm Friday, May 6th @ 3:45pm

Eighteen-year-old Sonita is an Afghan refugee in Iran, a passionate music lover in a culture where women are forbidden to sing. When she attempts to launch a career as a rapper, her conservative family intervenes. Desperate for money and shocked by her musical aspirations, they summon her back to Afghanistan to be sold into an arranged marriage. Creative ambition must overcome oppressive tradition in this powerful and inspirational film – Will Di Novi

– Hot Docs Film Page

– SONITA Film Website

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