The Breadwinner parents guide

The Breadwinner Parent Guide

Doing whatever it takes to provide for her family.

Release date November 17, 2017

Struggling to survive in Afghanistan under the Taliban, an eleven-year-old girl (voice of Saara Chaudry) makes a desperate decision. With no way to help as a female, Parvana cuts her hair and dresses like a boy, so she can find food for her starving family. This animation is based on a children's novel of by Deborah Ellis.

Why is The Breadwinner rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Breadwinner PG-13 for thematic material including some violent images

Run Time: 94 minutes

The Breadwinner
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Breadwinner rated PG-13? The Breadwinner is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material including some violent images

- Infrequent references to war, death, and dying - no detail
- Infrequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in the context of war - little blood, no detail.
- Several scenes of violence depicting physical assault, weapons and/or injury.

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News About "The Breadwinner"

Deborah Ellis authored The Breadwinner, the award winning children's novel that was the inspiration for this movie.

Although Ellis's book is a work of fiction, she did base her writing on stories of real people living under the rule of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Learn more about the Taliban.

He Named Me Malala is a documentary (based on the biography I Am Malala) about a real young girl who lived under Taliban rule in Pakistan. An activist for the education rights of girls, Malala Yousafzai received world recognition after she was shot by Taliban militants. She was only 14-years-old at the time.

The Breadwinner animation is produced by serval people including actress Angelina Jolie (Kung Fu Panda, Maleficent and Irish filmmaker Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea). Nora Twomey, who directed The Breadwinner has also worked with Moore on several of his past projects.

Cast and Crew

The Breadwinner is directed by Nora Twomey and stars Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif.

Home Video

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This animation is created by the same team as the Irish animations The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. The real life story of a young woman living in a Taliban controlled area is told in the documentary He Named Me Malala.