reż|dir Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami | IR, DE, CH | 2015 | 91 min
prod|pro Gerd Haag, Kerstin Krieg, Aline Schmid, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami scen|wr zdj|ph Behrouz Badrouj, Ali Mohammad Ghasemi, Mohammad Haddadi mon|ed Sabereh Kashi, Philip Whitfield dys|dis Against Gravity
If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother. She captures her dream of being a famous rapper in her scrapbook. Her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she’s worth $9,000. What’s more, women aren’t allowed to sing in Iran. How can Sonita still succeed in making her dreams come true? Director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami ends up personally involved in answering that question, reigniting the discussion as to how documentary makers should relate to their subjects. This is just one of the many unexpected twists in an exciting journey replete with the setbacks and successes of a young women looking for her own path. The film’s core consists of Sonita artistically arguing against the disastrous forced marriage practices that obstruct her freedom in an impressive, dramatic rap video.