US - Sonita

2017 International Women’s Day

Special Screening of Sonita, A film by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami 

In honor of International Women’s Day, Women for Women International hosted a special screening of the film Sonita. Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary, Sonita is about a determined and animated Afghan teen living in Tehran, who dreams of becoming a famous rapper. But in Iran, the government doesn’t let girls sing solo and in her Afghan home she is expected to become a teenage bride. With her family keen to marry her off to receive her dowry, tradition bears down on Sonita. Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, she must turn obstacle into opportunity.