Winner of the 2016 World Documentary Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance, Sonita tells the remarkable, inspirational story of a defiant 14-year old Afghan refugee living in Iran whose dream is to become a rap star like Rhianna. Sonita’s family have a very different future planned for her: as as bride she’s worth $9000. What’s more, women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran. How can Sonita still succeed in making dreams come true? From acclaimed documentarian Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Sonita is a compassionate and feel-good portrait of an extraordinary young woman discovering the power of her voice.
Join us on the red carpet to celebrate the official opening of SWIFF 2017! On arrival enjoy delectable delights from Coffs Coast favourite, The Happy Frog, plus drinks and entertainment. Then stay on for the post-film party at the SWIFF Festival Hub, Element Bar (18+ only).
Wednesday 4 January 2017
6pm for 7pm film start
$25 (Under 25)
Includes light refreshments + film + entertainment