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Reel to Real: Sonita
September 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonita | Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami | 2016 | 90 mins | PG | English, Persian and Dari with subtitles
A documentary following Sonita Alizadeh, an Afghan rapper and refugee in Tehran. In a country where women are forbidden to sing in public, and her family plan to sell her into marriage, she spits firey rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.
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. The film’s core consists of Sonita artistically arguing against the disastrous forced marriage practices that obstruct her freedom in an impressive, dramatic rap video. – IDFA Catalogue
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To maintain The Stove’s ethos of inclusivity, we are offering a concessionary price to students, any person claiming benefits and anyone that has contributed a significant amount of their time to volunteer with The Stove.
Reel to Real is the Stove’s ongoing film programme, screening topical and issue based films and documentaries exploring current issues such as activism, ethical consumerism, and land issues, both locally and internationally.