Child brides

Sundance Film Festival is screening the film “Sonita,” a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. The film focuses on the Youtube sensation “Bridge for Sale,” a rap music video by an Afghani teenager named Sonita Alizadeh. The film reveals the story behind the rap: her parents wanted Alizadeh to be a child bride. Ghaem Maghami hopes that the film will help raise awareness about child marriages.

Read more at: http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/01/28/how-an-afghan-teen-used-rap-to-resist-a-forced-marriage/

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