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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.



Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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