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Dari / English / Persian
Sonita is a determined young Afghan rapper living as a refugee in Iran, who finds her dreams compromised when her family decide to arrange an unwanted marriage for her back in the homeland that she fled. This documentary not only offers an intimate insight into a delicate situation that exposes the differences in women's rights between Iran and Afghanistan, but is also interesting to consider in terms of the role of the filmmaker. When director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami finds herself compelled to intervene in Sonita's dilemma, the film takes a radically different turn, with consequences for everybody involved.
Activities to support engagement, debate and reflection alongside a screening from the No Borders, No Boundaries strand of the festival.
Warm and original Iranian film about a group of girls prohibited from entering a football stadium who will do whatever it takes to get in.
11+ years 87 mins
This thrilling documentary follows the daring and inspiring Speed Sisters, the first all-female team of street racers in the Middle East.
11+ years 78 mins
A sweet and uplifting story about ten-year-old girl Wadjda who refuses to let the fact she's a girl stop her from doing the things she wants to do.
7+ years 96 mins
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Made by eleven young filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, December's winners from Accrington sees young men confronting the stereotypes assigned to them.
Viewing time 4 mins
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Reading time 7 mins
After a bumper year of cinema, our Film Programming Assistant Michael runs you through the highlights, before revealing the whole team's Top 5 of 2016.
Reading time 10 mins
We take a look at inspiring new documentary The Eagle Huntress, and the unconventional path it took to the screen.
Reading time 9 mins
Film Programmer Elinor highlights some special picks from the incredibly diverse range of films showing at this year's free Into Film Festival.
Reading time 6 mins
This documentary follows an aspiring female rapper in Iran as she battles a society that wants to stifle her - until the director has to get involved herself.
Reading time 6 mins
Exploring the best of world cinema and foreign language titles for primary and secondary ages.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films39
A film list that showcases female representation both in front of and behind the camera.
No. of films18
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