About the movie

The director follows the 14 year old Sonita for three years. Sonita is a refugee from Afganistan, she lives in a shelter for teenage girls in Iran. In the beginning she works a cleaner and studies at the refugee center. Sonita raps about her experience of the Afghan patriarcy and uses the lyrics to speak up about girls and womens rights to control their own destiny. She´s an activist, only to young to realise it. Sonita´s mother makes a surprise visit with the intention of trying to sell her again as a bride. The director playes an important role in Sonitas fight for freedom and by doing so crosses the line from observer to participant.