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Afghanistan Series. A Conversation with Sonita Alizadeh and online film screening of Sonita

Sonita Alizadeh, Afghan rapper and activist
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
12:00 AM-11:59 PM
Virtual
The third and final installment of the Afghanistan Series focuses on women in Afghanistan. We are hosting a free screening online of the documentary Sonita with Women Make Movies. The film is available now on-demand, but seats are limited to 60 tickets - so get yours while you can! The film will be available online until sellout.

We are also honored to be hosting Sonita Alizadeh herself for an online Q&A and conversation coming up in December. Sonita will speak about her advocacy for women’s rights and ending child marriage.

Sonita' the Film by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami:

SONITA tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. This documentary is a two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner.

VIRTUAL | FREE | ON-DEMAND
Only 60 tickets are available. Tickets are available from now until sellout.

http://bit.ly/WatchSONITA
PW: sonita56342


A Conversation and Q&A with Sonita Alizadeh:

Join us for an exclusive virtual Q&A with Sonita Alizadeh, herself coming up the first week of December. Sonita will answer audience questions and speak about her advocacy for women’s rights and ending child marriage.

Sonita Alizadeh is an Afghan rapper and activist who has been vocal against forced marriages. Alizadeh first gained attention when she released Brides for Sale, a video in which she raps about daughters being sold into marriage by their families.

To be notified on more information and an exact time/date for the Q&A with Sonita, sign up here and we will email you once the details are set: http://bit.ly/SonitaRSVPForm

This event is part of the three-part Afghanistan Series hosted by the Global Islamic Studies Center this Fall semester. The Afghanistan Series is cosponsored by Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies; Arab and Muslim American Studies; American Culture; Center for South Asian Studies; Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum; Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Department Communication & Media; Women's and Gender Studies; and Middle East Studies.

This event was made possible thanks to Women Make Movies.


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If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact islamicstudies@umich.edu. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Cost: FREE | ON-DEMAND. Only 60 tickets are available. Tickets are available from now until sellout. http://bit.ly/WatchSONITA PW: sonita56342
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Afghanistan, Film, Global Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies, Virtual
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Department of Middle East Studies, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Department, Center for South Asian Studies, Communication and Media, Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS)
Upcoming Dates:

The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).