The Breadwinner is about Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, she 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.
Director(s): Nora Twomey
Year of release: 2017
Screening date: Friday 1 March 2019 8:00 pm