M. Sonita

© Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami



Japan Premiere

Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Iran, Germany, Switzerland / 2015 / 91 min / Documentary

Language: English, Farsi with Japanese subtitles



Sakuraiyakkyoku Central Hall (Sendai) / 19h00

Sapporo Plaza 2・5 (Sapporo) / 19h00

Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo (Tokyo) / 19h00

Asahiseimei Hall (Osaka) / 19h00

Sonita fled from the Taliban ruled Afghanistan to Iran with some of her relatives, while her parents remained at home. As she receives education at a shelter in Tehran, she dreams of becoming a famous rapper one day. However, her parents want to set up an arranged marriage for her, as they are tempted by the 9,000 dollars they could get from their daughter’s marriage, and wants to use that money for their son’s marriage. On top of all adversity, females are banned from becoming solo singers in Iran, but Sonita wants to choose her own destiny and challenges her fate.