Sonita PG

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This film was last shown on 3 November 2016

18 year old Sonita is a refugee from Afghanistan, charting her dreams of becoming a rapper in a scrapbook in a shelter in Tehran. Women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran and her family has a much different path for her, but Sonita is determined to make her dreams a reality.

This documentary showcases how Sonita uses rap to try and free her from the traditions of her culture and family, focusing on the highlights and pitfalls of a young woman who wants to make her own way in the world. Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami becomes personally entwined in Sonita’s story, creating a unique take on the documentary.


Rokhsareh Ghammaghami
Germany, Iran, Switzerland
90 mins
Rokhsareh Ghammaghami, Sonita Alizadeh


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