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Middle East Documentary Film Series: 'Sonita'

Event Type
Film Screening
Sponsor
CSAMES and Spurlock Museum of World Cultures
Location
https://csames.illinois.edu/futureevents
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Oct 28, 2021   7:00 pm  
Registration
Registration
Contact
Katya Reno
E-Mail
katyar@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-2360
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Originating Calendar
Spurlock Museum - Event
On Oct. 28 at 7pm, join a virtual screening of and discussion about the film, 'Sonita.' After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through rap music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.
 
Sonita (2015), Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, 1 hr 30 min
 
The film series Living Music features documentaries of daily life in the Middle East region, with a focus on the lives of musicians and the impact of music on society. Through the films and post-screening discussions, attendees will learn about the cultures represented in the films.
Screenings on Zoom at 7pm, followed by discussion. Register at CSAMES (https://csames.illinois.edu/futureevents)
 
Organized by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES), with support from the U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL. Program Co-sponsored by: Robert E Brown Center for World Music; Center for Global Studies; Center for African Studies; Spurlock Museum of World Cultures; Women & Gender in Global Perspectives
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