Let Her Sing

Let Her Sing

In a collaboration with Diaspora Arts Connection, Docunight is proud to host online screenings for LET HER SING 2021. This program includes 3 documentaries about women singing in Iran: NO LAND'S SONG (2016), by Ayat Najafi, BACK VOCAL (2004) by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, and SONITA (2015) by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami. These documentaries are available from Friday, September 3rd to Friday, September 17. All ticket holders to the concert would receive a code to watch these films for free.

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Let Her Sing

3 Videos

  • Back Vocal

    صدای دوم
    Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb • 2004 • Iran
    Back Vocal tells the story of women singers, whose unaccompanied singing is forbidden by religious laws of the country, but who nonetheless try to remain active; even if that means taking the second seat. I knew from the beginning that such a ...

  • No Land's Song

    آواز بی‌سرزمین
    Directed by Ayat Najafi • 2014 • Iran
    In Iran, since the 1979 Islamic revolution, women are no longer allowed to sing in public as soloists - at least in front of men. Defying censorship and taboos, the young composer Sara Najafi is determined to organize an official concert for so...

  • Sonita

    Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami • 2015 • Iran/Afghanistan/Germany
    Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musi...