Screening Schedule: 08/10, 22:00, DokuKino Pllato | 08/12, 22:00, Kino Lumbardhi


Iran/Germany/Switzerland, 2015, 90 min

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If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. She captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. There, Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and guidance in shaping her future. Her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. What’s more, women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran. How can Sonita still succeed in making her dreams come true?

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Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami was born in Tehran and studied filmmaking and animation in Tehran Art University. Her published essays and research include the book, “Animated Documentary: A New Way to Express,” published in Persian in 2009. Her short documentary works include Pigeon Fanciers (2000), A Loud Solitude (2010), Born 20 Minutes Late (2010), Going Up the Stairs (2011), and the animated documentary Cyanosis (2007).
Audience Award & DOC U! Award – IDFA 2015
Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize – Sundance 2016
Audience Award – Portland IFF 2016
Youth Jury Award – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016
Hot Docs 2016
True/False 2016
Full Frame 2016
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