The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

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A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family, in this 2018 nominee for Best Animation Oscar.

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, ‘The Breadwinner’ is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times. The animation is expressive, as lush and detailed as a middle-eastern tapestry. Harsh landscapes shimmer with beauty, even when littered with the remnants of landmines and abandoned tanks.