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SONITA (2015)

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SONITA (2015)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 91

Release dates 21/10/2016

Ratings Info mild injury detail, forced marriage theme

Genre(s) Documentary

Director(s) Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

Cast includes Sonita Alizadeh, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

Summary SONITA is a documentary about a young Afghan refugee living in Iran whose parents try to force her into marriage.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

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Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 11/10/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SONITA is a documentary about a young Afghan refugee living in Iran whose parents try to force her into marriage.

Injury detail

A girl is shown on screen with a black eye; it is implied that her injury is the result of domestic violence. In another sequence, a teenage girl performs in a music video in which cuts and bruises appear on her face, including swollen black eyes. At one point, blood leaks briefly from her mouth. The context makes it clear that these are make up effects.

Theme

The film deals with the subject of Afghan girls being sold into marriage by their families. There are brief references to girls being beaten if they try to refuse.

Other issues include two short news reports that mention an attack by a suicide bomber. One report contains real footage of an explosion. No casualties are shown on screen.

Details

Title
SONITA
Year
2015
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
New Wave Films Ltd
Classified date(s)
14/10/2016
Main language
Farsi
Other languages
English
BBFC reference
AZF345569

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