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Salem Film Fest 2016

SONITA

Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Afghanistan, Iran, USA via Germany / 2015 / 92 mins / Afghan, English, Farsi with English subtitles / East Coast Premiere

SONITA

CinemaSalem
Friday, March 4, 5:30pm Buy Tickets

Description

Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants – as an artist, singer, and musician – despite her family’s plan to sell her into a forced marriage for $9,000 and the fact that Iranian women are not allowed to sing.

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, Documentary and World Cinema Audience Award, Documentary at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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SONITA

CinemaSalem
Friday, March 4, 5:30pm Buy Tickets

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