Film Catalog     About       For Filmmakers      Resources      News & Events
SONITA and other films on the 
"Triumphant documentary...Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami's 
absorbing portrait of a refugee in Iran is endlessly surprising..." 
Nigel M. Smith
The Guardian 
"It made us laugh, it made us cry... fearless, inspirational and brave."
- Sundance Jury
The recent presidential executive order increasing restrictions that ban immigrants and refugees, was purportedly designed as a counter-terrorism effort. Instead, shock, confusion, and fear were felt around the globe, protests mounted at national airports, and a Texas mosque was burned. According to the State Department, nearly 800,000 refugees have come to America since September 11, 2001, and fewer than 20 have been arrested on charges of terrorism. The vast majority come seeking sanctuary, hope, and opportunities for a better life. One beautiful illustration is SONITA, the Sundance award-winning film about a young Muslim refugee who fled the Taliban and cultural traditions, by using music and education as avenues for empowerment. Her inspiring story was captured by an Iranian filmmaker who not only recognized Sonita's potential, but played a key role in helping her to find sanctuary in the US. SONITA is the story of a refugee, an immigrant who finds hope - a truly American story - one that captures the best of what is already great about our country.
 ______ ____________________

Buy SONITA at full price and receive any 
3 films from our curated collection below for  $99

Our diverse collection of films featuring topics on Immigration and Exile, Border Studies, and Refugees  are an invaluable resource, and contribute  to important dialogue for  classrooms and communities about tolerance, inequality and understanding  - all topics that are critical within  today's current national debate and conversations.

Ordering Information

Special offer! Purchase SONITA at full price and receive any three films (from the curated collection above) for $99 each! Call or email to place your order. Offer expires March 31, 2017

Call: 212-925-0606 x 360


About WMM: 
Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 
Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The Andy Warhol Foundation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, with encouragement from Rebecca Gregg.



Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.