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If 18-year-old Sonita had a say, Michael Jackson and Rihanna would be her parents and she'd be a rapper who tells the story of Afghan women and their fate as child brides. She finds out that her family plans to sell her to an unknown husband for $9,000.

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Sonita movie full length review - Looks like a hoax, but it is not

Seen at the Viennale 2016: A wonderful story about an Afghanistan girl that goes her own way.

Shown are the very first steps of emancipation from her family, her first successes and her going to an university at the United States for her further development. Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami did this movie from the beginning even before her first professional steps into music making. But it is hard to believe that the film crew has been so lucky to choose an unknown girl (Sonita) for a documentation and that especially this girl will get so extremely successful. The story must be true, because Sonita is real and you can find songs by her on YouTube. But by watching the documentary in the cinema there is always the feeling of a mock-documentary in the air. Somehow Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami did not manage to give me the feeling of truthfulness during watching of their movie.