Sonita ★★★★½

It's films like these that reinforce my love for documentaries. Watching this the day after Mustang I found many similar themes between the two and while both are powerful, there's an emotional investment in the life of Sonita that I couldn't elicit for the characters of Mustang solely for the fact that Sonita is the story of a real human being. To simplify what's good about this film in two winning qualities: it deals with current and significant issues surrounding women's rights, and it does so through a very compelling, real and personal story of an ambitious young woman.