Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get a job and help to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger. With courage and imagination, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.
Based on children’s novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.