The Breadwinner

Opens Feb 4, 2018

The Breadwinner is nominated for the Oscar for best animated feature.

 Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana 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. 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 and carry us through dark times. Based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel and brought to the screen by executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea.

“This gorgeously animated but unflinching tale of a young girl’s courage under Taliban rule is a poignant, important reminder about the violence that girls and women face in extreme patriarchies.” (Common Sense Media)

Each month, Ragtag and the Citizen Jane Film Festival spotlight a new, woman-directed film. The Breadwinner is February's "Citizen Jane Suggests" selection.