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.
As she attempts to overcome numerous personal and bureaucratic hurdles in order to avoid what appears inevitable, director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami finds herself faced with a dilemma beyond documenting her subject’s life: should she interfere or stand back and allow events to unfold in front of the camera?
★★★★ "Inspiring" - Kate Muir, The Times
★★★★★ "Triumphant documentary" - Nigel M. Smith, The Guardian