The Breadwinner

Recommended for ages 11 & up

A beautifully animated feature-length drama based on the novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is set in Afghanistan, circa 2001, where an eleven-year-old girl is forced to pretend she is a boy after her father is wrongfully imprisoned by the Taliban. Using a bold and creative graphic treatment, director Nora Twomey does not shy away from addressing oppressive and violent realities such as anti-women, anti-intellectual, and impoverished living conditions. Our heroine Parvana’s imaginative tales act as a story-within-a-story; her courage and perseverance to help her family members are nothing short of inspiring.

Susan Oxtoby
  • Anita Doron
Based On
  • a novel by Deborah Ellis

Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 94 mins