Sonita Alidazeh lives in a culture where it is against the law for women to sing and that the only career expected for her is to be married off and care for her husband, However, Sonita dreams of being a rapper and uses her own life as inspiration for her rhymes. Sonita struggles to prove that her musical ambitions are not a waste of time, before her family sells her off for a $9000 dowry.
Sonita is a documentary about a young woman literally risking it all to achieve her musical dreams. There is a point in the film when director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami decides to become more than just a passive observer, as she decides to help Sonita with her musical ambitions. A particularly powerful moment in the film comes when Sonita records a song about her family's desire to sell her into marriage and shoots a music video in a bridal dress with a barcode on her forehead. Altogether, Sontia is a quite inspirational film about this aspiring rapper fighting against her oppressed culture to achieve her dreams.