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Sonita (2015)




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Profile of teenage Afghan rapper Sonita Alizadeh whose music video protest over her parent's plans to sell her as a child bride brought her to global attention.


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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (1)

A compelling human drama packed with searching questions about artistic responsibility and the nature of charity.

October 18, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An insightful look at the real-life of a refugee struggling against the traditions of her culture.

October 12, 2018 | Full Review…

. . .Sonita offers a delightful experience with 18-year-old Afghan Sonita Alizadeh living in exile in Iran and determined to make a statement and find success through her rap music.

August 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The music video Sonita shoots about the practice of bride-selling is a highlight of the film.

July 14, 2017 | Full Review…

A crushing and intense docufiction that believes in the heroic kindness of its protagonist's challenging attitude and in irony as salvation. [Full review in Spanish]

February 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Ghaemmaghami captures her subject's irreverent energy and her vulnerability, while also raising questions about her own role as a film-maker ...

October 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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