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November Documentary Spotlight Series presents Sonita
SPOTLIGHT ON DOCUMENTARIES

Join us as we watch and discuss some of the best in non-fiction cinema. These films have not been shown to the Phoenix filmgoing audience before. If you are a doc lover (like we are), this spotlight series is not to be missed!

"SONITA"

November 3, 7pm
Harkins Scottsdale 101
Price: $10
$5 for Phoenix Film Society and IFP/Phx members

About the film: 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?
Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami ends up personally involved in answering that question, reigniting the discussion as to how documentary makers should relate to their subjects. This is just one of the many unexpected twists in an exciting journey replete with the setbacks and successes of a young women looking for her own path in this Sundance award-winning film.
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By: Phoenix Film Festival

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