Category Documentary
Year 2015
Country Iran/Germany/Switzerland
Length 90 minutes
Director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami


Sonita Alizadeh’s family intends to sell her into a traditional marriage, but the 18-year old Afghan refugee has other plans. Instead, she channels her frustrations through music by grabbing the mic and speaking fiery rhymes in the face of oppression. Despite the obstacles she faces while living in Iran and from her conservative family, she doesn’t relent. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami documented Sonita’s remarkable story over three years as she fights to live the way she wants.

Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury and Audience Awards.

In Farsi with English subtitles

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