Wednesday, November 30, 2016
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM


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“The course of Sonita’s life has become somewhat exceptional, but her fight to lead a self-determined existence reflects the experiences of all too many women and girls.” The New York Times

Like many girls her age, Sonita Alizadeh dreams of becoming a famous pop star like Rihanna. But Sonita is an Afghan teen living in Tehran, where she faces an Iranian government that doesn’t allow girls to sing alone and a family that intends to sell her off as a child bride. With her determination and spirit, Sonita turns to rap music to push back against the traditions bearing down on her, becoming a unique and passionate voice for freedom that resounds far beyond her own personal plight. Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary, Sonita chronicles the remarkable journey of its namesake. (2015, 90 min.)

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