directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Rapping defiantly about her experiences in a sexist and repressive environment, Sonita is an activist for the ages, her spirit, attitude and resolve captured in this powerful documentary...
But as an Afghan refugee living in Iran, Sonita’s dreams are dangerous: the Iranian government doesn’t allow girls to sing and at home she is expected to become a teenage bride. She has no ID papers, no money and no formal education. With the help of filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, Sonita is offered a chance to turn her dream into a reality, but a perilous journey lies ahead.
Sonita shines a light into the homes and lives of Afghan and Iranian individuals, too often seen as just numbers in a news report. With attitude, determination and sass in spades, Sonita’s story is a heart-warming and inspirational crowd-pleaser.