Belgian festival screening “Sonita”, “Starless Dreams” 

October 26, 2016

TEHRAN -- Acclaimed Iranian documentary films “Sonita” and “Starless Dreams” are being screened at the Festival des Libertés, which is currently underway in Brussels.

Directed by Mehrdad Oskui, “Starless Dreams” features seven teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a rehabilitation and detention center on the outskirts of Tehran. 

The film is the winner of the Amnesty International Film Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

“Sonita” by Rokhsareh Qaem-Maqami is about Sonita, an Afghan refugee living in Iran who fights to keep her dream of becoming a rap star alive, while her family attempts to sell her as a bride.

The documentary won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and the Audience Award at the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam.

Photo: A scene from “Sonita”

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