Breadwinner is a powerful animated story of Parvana, a young girl living in Kabul under the Taliban

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THIS beautiful, powerful and quite wonderful animated film tells the story of Parvana, a young girl living in Kabul under a Taliban regime.

When her handicapped father is unfairly sent to prison, she is forced to live her life as a boy in order to feed the family as women are not allowed to buy food, enter shops or even leave the house without a man as escort.

 When her handicapped father is unfairly sent to prison, Parvana is forced to live her life as a boy in order to feed the family When her handicapped father is unfairly sent to prison, Parvana is forced to live her life as a boy in order to feed the family

She finds her friend Shauzia living the same double life and together they embrace their new-found ­freedom.

In Pan’s Labyrinth-style ­escapism, she often disappears into the elaborate tales she dreams up for her younger brother and is  ­determined to reunite her family against the odds.

While this may not sound like your cup of tea – I urge you to give it a go.

It is thoughtful, wonderfully made and tells a story we all need to hear, whether we like it or not.

 In Pan’s Labyrinth-style ­escapism, she often disappears into the elaborate tales she dreams up for her younger brother and is determined to reunite her family against the odds In Pan’s Labyrinth-style ­escapism, she often disappears into the elaborate tales she dreams up for her younger brother and is determined to reunite her family against the odds




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