March 2017 28

  • Tuesday
    7:00 PM
    International Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Sonita’
    International Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Sonita’

    Denison University’s International Human Rights Film Festival presents a screening of the documentary “Sonita,” by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami.

    Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary, “Sonita” is about a determined and animated Afghan teen living in Tehran, who dreams of being a famous rapper. But in Iran, the government doesn’t let girls sing solo. And in her Afghan home, she is expected to become a teenage bride. With her family keen to marry her off to receive her dowry, tradition bears down on Sonita. Armed with nothing but passion and persistence, she must turn obstacle into opportunity

    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, International Studies Program
    Price/Tickets: FREE
    Event Contact: Madalina Shipp, 740-587-6369