Rebel Beats

Dir. Omid Marzban, 2015, CZ, USA, AF

In a deeply male dominated country where traditional, religious and political obstacles are huge, a 24 years old Afghan female rapper fights sharply for gender equality and promotion of women rights with her music.

Threatened to death in numerous occasions, Paradise Sorouri stands firm against all odds and takes on issues such as child marriage, physical violence against women and called honor-killings.

In a broad view, the film portraits an overview of a generation’s desire for progress and evolution as well as an in-depth picture of the living conditions of women in Afghanistan at a crucial time when the largest force behind the country’s stability and hope for future – the U.S. and NATO troops – are scheduled to leave soon.

Writer/Director

Omid Marzban