Events

13th UNHCR Refugee Film Festival Partners Screening Event at TUJ

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Dates:
Friday, March 1, 2019
Time:
14:10-16:10 (Doors open at 13:40)
Venue:
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 1F, Parliament (Access)
Admission:
Free (Open to the public and to the entire TUJ community - students, faculty and staff. No need to register)

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Film Detail

About the Film:
Sonita (Iran, Germany, Switzerland / 2015 / 91 min / Documentary)
Language:
English, Farsi with Japanese subtitles

Sonita fled from the Taliban ruled Afghanistan to Iran with some of her relatives, while her parents remained at home. As she receives education at a shelter in Tehran, she dreams of becoming a famous rapper one day. However, her parents want to set up an arranged marriage for her, as they are tempted by the 9,000 dollars they could get from their daughter’s marriage, and wants to use that money for their son’s marriage. On top of all adversity, females are banned from becoming solo singers in Iran, but Sonita wants to choose her own destiny and challenges her fate. "

Description from UNHCR RFF Official Website
*Japan Premiere was during 11th UNHCR RFF