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Sonita

Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, Germany, 2015

91 min.Documentary

Sonita is an 18-­year-­old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty and spirited young woman who fights for her right to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician despite the obstacles she faces in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is the plan of her family – strongly advanced by her mother – to make her a bride and sell her to some man. Her price right now is about US$ 9.000.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Sonita
Danish title Sonita
Other titles Sonita
Keywords Afghanistan, Iran, Afghan refugees, Young women, Rap, Rappers, Identity, Families, Forced marriage, Traditions, Alizadeh, Sonita, Personal history
Director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
Screenplay Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
Producer Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, Kerstin Krieg, Aline Schmid
Director of Photography Ala Mohseni, Torben Bernard, Arastoo Givi, Ala Mohseni, Parviz Arefi, Mohammad Haddadi, Ali Mohammad Ghasemi, Behrouz Badrouj
Editor Rune Schweitzer
Composer Moritz Denis
Appearances Sonita Alidazeh
Production country Germany, Switzerland, Iran
Production companies TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution Spor Media
Danish theatrical release 14.04.2016
Cinemas Cinemateket Månedens dokumentar i april 2016
Online release 14.02.2017
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11

Companies

Production companies TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion
Co-producer Intermezzo Films, NDR, RTS
In collaboration with DR
Domestic distribution Spor Media

Direction

Direction Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

Script

Script Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

Production

Executive producer Gerd Haag
Producer Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
Producer Kerstin Krieg
Producer Aline Schmid
Line producer Connie Kellers
Line producer Morteza Ebrahimi
Line producer Hosein Beshgard
Line producer Ghodsieh Shahnematollahi
Line producer Catherine Muller

Cinematography

Cinematographer Ala Mohseni
Cinematographer Torben Bernard
Cinematographer Arastoo Givi
Cinematographer Ala Mohseni
Cinematographer Parviz Arefi
Cinematographer Mohammad Haddadi
Cinematographer Ali Mohammad Ghasemi
Cinematographer Behrouz Badrouj

Editing

Editor Rune Schweitzer

Music

Composer Moritz Denis
Musical orchestration Guillaume Wuhrmann

Appearance

Appearance Sonita Alidazeh

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