Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 17:45
Theater aan het Spui Kleine Zaal
After the screening Bahram Sadeghi will talk to activist Sonita and director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami.
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 moreabout Sonita Alizadeh.
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.
Bahram Sadeghi is freelance director and presenter. He also writes for various national newspapers and magazines and hosts debates regularly.