Wednesday, March 8
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown - Room 400-402
Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner Sonita tells the story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran who dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. Her family has a very different future planned for her. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (Going up the Stairs) poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita's story unfolds in this personal and joyful portrait.
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