Sonita wins at CineDoc Kids

Sonita won the Best Picture Award at the Athens Children's Film Festival, CineDoc Kids.

On Sunday 19th March, the Athens Children's Film Festival, CineDoc Kids, came to a close.

The thirteen children of the jury had the difficult task of awarding the Best Picture Award to one of the films that had been screened at the festival.

They chose Sonita because "it manages to communicate meaningful messages through an original subject and a dynamic heroine, who overcomes difficulties with the help of the director."

The film's director, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, was awarded 1,500 EUR, with the support of the Greek Film Centre.


Photo by Vangelis Patsialos

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Sonita - Moving Docs

SONITA is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician in spite of all the obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is her family's plan to make her a bride and sell her to a new family. The price right now is about $9,000.