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After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

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Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami (as Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami)
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Credited cast:
Sonita Alizadeh Sonita Alizadeh ... Herself
Latifah Alizadeh Latifah Alizadeh ... Herself, Sonita's sister
Fadia Alizadeh Fadia Alizadeh ... Herself, Sonita Alizadeh's niece
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Ahmad Ahmadi Ahmad Ahmadi ... Himself, construction worker
Arefe Arefe ... Herself
Farzaneh Davoodi Farzaneh Davoodi ... Herself
Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami ... Herself
Roham Maher ... Himself
Cori Shepherd Stern Cori Shepherd Stern ... Herself, executive director, Strongheart Group
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After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

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Germany | Switzerland

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English | Persian | Dari

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15 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Σονίτα See more »

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Tehran, Iran See more »

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Looks like a hoax, but it is not
1 November 2016 | by qeterSee all my reviews

Seen at the Viennale 2016: A wonderful story about an Afghanistan girl that goes her own way. Shown are the very first steps of emancipation from her family, her first successes and her going to an university at the United States for her further development. Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami did this movie from the beginning even before her first professional steps into music making. But it is hard to believe that the film crew has been so lucky to choose an unknown girl (Sonita) for a documentation and that especially this girl will get so extremely successful. The story must be true, because Sonita is real and you can find songs by her on YouTube. But by watching the documentary in the cinema there is always the feeling of a mock-documentary in the air. Somehow Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami did not manage to give me the feeling of truthfulness during watching of their movie.


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