directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Rapping defiantly about her experiences in a sexist and repressive environment, Sonita is an activist for the ages, her spirit, attitude and resolve captured in this powerful documentary...
Name: Kristofer Thomas / @KRSTHMS
Currently: I am an Editorial Assistant / Architecture & Design Journalist at Sleeper Magazine and a film columnist for The 405.
Last film I saw: Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Anderson, 2003)
I recommend Sonita: For anyone remotely interested in the mechanics behind documentary film-making, and how the medium conveys and depicts information to an audience through a single figure, Sonita is an essential new release. It's very rewarding, and a great story.
You should see Sonita because: Apart from having one of the most magnetic central characters in recent memory, Sonita feels wholly relevant and important in terms of a range of the social issues we are currently seeing across the planet, not just the issue at its core.
Sonita is a rare win for the good guys, with a fantastic soundtrack and a smartly constructed exploration of the director's role as much as it is the subject's.
If you liked Sonita, you should watch: One.Two.One (Mania Akbari, 2011)
Sonita is screening in cinemas all over the country, when you've seen it, why not tell us what you thought in the comments!