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Meet The Afghan Girl Who Raps Against Women's Oppression

Sonita from Moving Docs on Vimeo. Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old girl from Afghanistan, dreamed from a young age of becoming a singer. Admiring artists like Michael Jackson and Rihanna was a way for her to deal with the harsh life she had working as a cleaner in a refugee camp in Tehran, where she found herself at the age of 14. Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami met her there, when Sonita’s family decided to take her back to Afghanistan to sell her as a bride for $9,000.
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