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Film: Sonita

September 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

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One event on September 10, 2016 at 7:00pm

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Sonita

Winning two awards at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, 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. Currently her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter, but her family has a very different future planned for Sonita: as a bride worth $9,000. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita’s story unfolds. An unforgettable coming-of-age tale that positions a free-spirited young woman at odds with the restrictions of a traditional society.

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Date:
September 10, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$9
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.mfah.org/calendar/sonita

Organizer

MFAH Films
Phone:
713-639-7378
Email:
rgomez@mfah.org
Website:
https://www.mfah.org/films/

Venue

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, 77005-1803
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Phone:
713-639-7515
Website:
https://www.mfah.org/calendar/sonita