The Seventh Art Stand - Sonita (Special Event)

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The Seventh Art Stand - Sonita
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
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  • When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 6:00 PM
  • Ticket Price: $12.50
  • Show Type: Special Event
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The Seventh Art Stand is a nation-wide series of film screenings and discussions. An act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia, the Stand will take place in May 2017, with over 30 locations in 18 states confirmed.

Sonita - If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. She captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. There, Sonita, a refugee from Afghanistan, gets counseling for the traumas she has suffered and guidance in shaping her future. Her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she's worth $9,000. What's more, women aren't allowed to sing in Iran. How can Sonita still succeed in making her dreams come true?

Sonita will be preceded by the Oscar Nominated Short - Karama Has No Walls - 'Karama has no walls' is set amidst Yemen's 2011 uprising. The film illustrates the nature of the Yemeni revolution in stark contrast to the gross violations of human rights that took place on Friday, March 18th 2011. Juma'at El-Karama (Friday of Dignity) marks a turning point in the Yemeni revolution as the tragic events that took place on this day -when pro-government snipers shot dead 53 protestors - shook the nation and propelled hundreds of thousands more to flock to the square in solidarity with their fellow citizens. Through the lenses of two cameramen and the accounts of two fathers, the film retells the story of the people behind the statistics and news reports, encapsulating the tragic events of the day as they unfolded.

Following the screenings both nights will be a panel with members of Annoor Islamic Center, Interfaith Winston-Salem and faculty members from Wake Forest University.