Sundance Award-winner SONITA Available for Booking!


 "Triumphant documentary...Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami's 
absorbing portrait of a refugee in Iran is endlessly surprising..." 
Nigel M. Smith
The Guardian

"Inspiring...a certified crowdpleaser."
Neil Young
The Hollywood Reporter
"Everyone falls in love with Sonita in this film..."
- Screen Daily 

"It made us laugh, it made us cry... fearless, inspirational and brave."
- Sundance Jury

SONITA has been playing at film festivals around the world 
and winning awards at just about every fest! Everyone loves SONITA

The dynamic documentary continues to be in demand, and upcoming screenings include:
  • New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Closing Night
  • Sydney Film Festival/Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • Provincetown Film Festival
  • Nantucket Film Festival
  • Aspen Ideas Fest
  • Houston Cinema Arts Society
  • Rooftop Film Series
  • Sundance Institute Summer Series  
With many more screenings to be announced in the near future!

SONITA tells the inspiring story of an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, Sonita Alizadeh, who claims Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. Her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she's worth $9,000. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (GOING UP THE STAIRS) poignantly shifts from observing Sonita's story to participating, challenging expectations about the role of a documentarian. The result is a personal, joyful portrait of a powerful young artist highlighting the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society.

For festival and theatrical booking please contact:
Kristen Fitzpatrick, Director of Acquisitions & Exhibition
e: kf@wmm.com 
p: 212-295-0606


About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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