“Sonita” receives nomination at Spirit Awards
Art and Experience: Iranian director Rokhsareh Qaem-Maqami’s “Sonita” was nominated for the best documentary award at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the organizers announced on Tuesday.
“Sonita” will compete with “Under the Sun” by Vitaly Mansky from Russia, “13th” by Ava DuVernav, “I Am Not Your Negro” by Raoul Peck and “O.J.: Made in America” by Ezra Edelman, all from the U.S.
The documentary is about 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 2017 Independent Spirit Awards will be presented during a ceremony in Santa Monica, California on February 25.