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Screening: SONITA

THE SCREENING OF SONITA has been Posptoned due to Inclement Weather – it will be shown on Friday, April 21 at 7pm.

Presented with Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour

2015 Germany / Duration: 90 mins
Directed by: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

In many ways, Sonita is like any other teenage girl: She loves music, dreams of being famous, and giggles and jokes with her friends. But Sonita, who grew up in a strictly Muslim household in Afghanistan before fleeing to Iran with her sister, faces challenges no young woman should have to experience. Her mother would like to sell her as a bride to a much older man in a tradition of forced marriage that has long trapped young Afghan girls in a cycle of oppression, forced domesticity and dashed ambitions.

Despite the pressures exerted by her family, home country and culture, Sonita doesn’t give in. Instead, she mounts a campaign of music and hope against child brides, dreams big and — with the help of unlikely allies — works hard to forge a new destiny for herself.

Sonita, a film by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, offers a triumphant portrait of a modern-day hero who risks it all to create a better life for herself — and for all Afghan girls.

 

Venue

Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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Website:
http://www.southamptonartscenter.org

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Southampton Arts Center honors Blue Sphere Foundation and its Founder, Shawn Heinrichs, in a seven week presentation of Shawn’s works of art, curated by Matthew Hockley Smith. The exhibit seeks to inspire action and drive conservation of our oceans and the vulnerable marine life within them.

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