SONITA: April 11, 2022, 6pm, VIRTUAL screening and discussion

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Apr 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Focus, Flash, Film:

Facilitating Community Dialogue on Race & Democracy Through Film and Photography

April 11-22, 2022, Kent State University (Kent,OH)


SONITA: Monday, April 11, 2022, 6pm, VIRTUAL screening and discussion

Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. And her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000.

Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita’s story unfolds in this personal and joyful portrait. An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, SONITA highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation.

Please register HERE for zoom link. NOTE: this event is for faculty, staff, and students at KENT STATE ONLY. (you will need a KSU login to view)