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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 (23) | Top Critics (4)

The documentary Sonita tells the inspiring and disturbing story of a smart, funny 14-year-old Afghan refugee in Tehran who wants to become a rapper.

October 21, 2016 | Full Review…
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The kid is a force of nature, and it's impossible not to be swept along by the powerful tide of her story.

October 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A clever, engaging and inclusive way to tackle an extremely depressing and complex subject.

October 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

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

Still, Maghami has found a compelling presence in Sonita, and her film has a feel-good quality that's undeniable.

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Sonita is engaging, relevant, thought-provoking and deeply troubling.

April 1, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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