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.
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