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Sonita

Sonita

Documentary, 91 min.
Coproduction with foreign director

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by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Germany / Switzerland / Iran, Islamic Republic of, November 2015

Sonita ist 18 Jahre alt, aus Afghanistan und eine nicht dokumentierte Migrantin im Iran. Ihr Traum ist eine Karriere als Rapperin. Sie hofft, sich dadurch dem Vorhaben ihrer Familie zu entziehen, die plant, sie für 9.000$ an einen unbekannten Ehemann zu verkaufen.

www.sonita.ch/en

 

Open / CloseCredits

Directed by: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Written by: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

World Premiere: November 2015
Original Version: Persian/Dari (german/english/french subtitles), colour, DCP, 91 min.
ISAN

ISAN: 0000-0004-0EBD-0000-H-0000-0000-N

Production: Tag/Traum GmbH, Intermezzo Films, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Producer: Gerd Haag, Aline Schmid, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

Cinematography: Badrouj Behrouz
Editing: Rune Schweitzer

Open / CloseWorld Sales / World Rights

World Sales: CAT&Docs, Women Make Movies

Open / CloseWorldwide Distribution

Distribution Switzerland: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH
Distribution France: Septième Factory
Distribution Germany: Real Fiction Filmverleih
Distribution USA: Women Make Movies

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Lisboa, International Independent Film Festival Lisboa, Schweppes IndieMusic Award 2016
  • Madrid, Documenta Madrid Festival Internacional de Documentales de Madrid, Audience Award 2016
  • München, DOK.fest München, Preis der SOS-Kinderdörfer 2016
  • Park City, Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary 2016
  • Park City, Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary 2016
  • Poindimié, Festival International du Cinéma des Peuples «ânûû-rû âboro», Jury special Award for the International Competition 2016
  • Portland, Portland International Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary Feature 2016
  • Sheffield, Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Youth Jury Award 2016
  • Warsaw, Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Honorable Mention of Millenium Award Jury 2016
  • Amsterdam, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA DOC U Award of the Youth Jury's 2015
  • Amsterdam, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Audience Award 2015

Open / CloseFestivals (a selection)

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