Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday Night Movie: Sonita, August 16, 7:00 PM

Sonita, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami (2016, 90 minutes), Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 PM, Church of the Messiah (614 N. Bush Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701), Upper Room.

Sonita Alizadeh is a young Afghan refugee, rap artist, and activist against forced marriage. She became famous over her resistance to being sold as a child bride by her parents. Her remarkable story won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Festival.

"A crushing and intense docufiction that believes in the heroic kindness of its protagonist's challenging attitude and in irony as salvation" (Jorge Ayala Blanco, El Universal).