Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance 2016.
The true story of aspiring rapper and indomitable force, Sonita, a teenage refugee living with her conservative family in Tehran.
In this gripping documentary, Sonita's dream of living abroad is about to come true, but her family plan on marrying her off to a much older man in exchange for a lump sum of money, which would allow Sonita's brother to find a bride.
While she must now attempt to overcome numerous personal and bureaucratic hurdles to avoid what seems inevitable, the film's director, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami is also confronted with a dilemma: should she interfere or stand back and allow events to unfold in front of the camera?
"The moving story of Afghan rapper Sonita’s journey from survival to hope uniquely questions the responsibility and bond of a filmmaker to her subject." - Luke Moody, Director of Film Programming at Sheffield Doc/Fest
★★★★★ "Triumphant documentary" - Nigel M. Smith, The Guardian