Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 20:00
Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal
After the screening presentor Eva Cleven will talk to activist Sonita, director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Lambert Grijns and others.
Afghani children know her songs by heart. Sonita Alizadeh screams out against an ancient Afghan tradition in which young girls are sold as a piece of cattle for a couple of thousand dollars. Since ‘Brides for Sale’ (2014), Sonita is a star in Afghanistan. The great success of the documentary Sonita(2015) by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, adds to the worldwide interest in Sonita’s activist message, being: ‘Girls are no cattle’. Read more.
Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami was born in Tehran and studied filmmaking and animation in Tehran Art University. Her published essays and research include the book, Animated Documentary: A New Way to Express, published in Persian in 2009.
Lambert Grijns is the Dutch Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights & HIV/AIDS and Director of the Social Development Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Eva Cleven is singer and presentor.