The Breadwinner

Under the Taliban's strict rule, somewhere in the dusty and bustling town of Kabul in Afghanistan, the 11-year-old girl, Parvana, helps her father sell the family's goods in the market, amidst potential customers and gun-toting fundamentalists. But when her dad is incarcerated on a convenient and unjust pretext, it's up to the spirited Parvana's resourcefulness to feed and care for the rest of her family with the use of a desperate and daring plan. Eventually, as Parvana, the youthful storyteller, takes matters into her own hands wandering all alone on the perilous streets, an unexpected friend will provide hope and a sense of freedom. But is a will of iron enough to survive in a man's world?

Director: Nora Twomey
Writers: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis
Stars: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq

An Introduction to the Animation Process

Behind the Scenes with The Breadwinner Cast

Music & Sound

Telling The Story

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