CAST: Sonita Alizadeh, Latifah Alizadeh, Fadia Alizadeh DIRECTOR: Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami Official 2016 Tacoma Film Festival Selection
Sonita, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. Her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami poignantly shifts from observer to participant altering expectations, as Sonita’s story unfolds in an intimate and joyful portrait.
The kid is a force of nature, and it's impossible not to be swept along by the powerful tide of her story.Leslie Felperin, Guardian
A compelling human drama packed with searching questions about artistic responsibility and the nature of charity.Tom Huddleston, Time Out