One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.
Having said that, this film is beautiful and uplifting.
I would definitely recommend this film for young adults on up. This story shows the effects of war, fundamentalist religion and poverty and how it affects a Muslim family living in Kabul. It is a more honest depiction of Afghani culture than many purely adult films as it has many aspects they don't contain, as it was made to also appeal to children the violence is all implied, but never shown.
This is a great family film - I watched this with my girlfriend who has had little to no exposure to Middle Eastern culture or Islamic culture. She asked "Do you think this is an accurate depiction of this culture" and I responded: This is a film that talks about the struggles of these places without it being from an American or European viewpoint as is often the case in the last decadebut it WILL appeal to people from American and Europe as the messages are about a struggle for survival, freedom from oppression and the journey of childhood through uncertain times.
This is by far the best Animated film coming from North America in Adults will be able to connec the dots here to see the connections to modern politics and current events in the last 20 years.
Was this review helpful to you?Director Nora Twomey's The Breadwinner, based on Deborah Ellis' award-winning novel, breathes life into the extraordinary story of year-old Afghan girl Parvana, born into an ever-changing world of conflict and oppression, who finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling.
Quiz & Worksheet - The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis Summary Quiz; This is explored in Deborah Ellis's The Breadwinner.
Use this assessment to test your understanding of the insightful novel. The only clue to her identity is a tattered shoulder bag containing papers that refer to people named Shauzia, Nooria, Leila, Asif, Hassan - and Parvana.
In this long-awaited sequel to The Breadwinner Trilogy, Parvana is now fifteen years old. As she waits for foreign military forces to determine her fate, she remembers the past four years of her life.
The Breadwinner, Parvana's Journey and Mud City are a most absorbing read not only for children but also for any adult trying to understand the war in Afghanistan. More than 1 year ago: The author Deborah Ellis wrote the book The Breadwinner Trilogy.
I believe the author was somehow affected by the war in the Middle East. The first book /5(11). Deborah Ellis spent several months talking with women and girls in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan and Russia.
This suspenseful, timely novel is the result of those encounters. The Breadwinner is the first book in the acclaimed trilogy that follows with Parvana's Journey and Mud City. My Name is Parvana further continues the tale. Literature Circle Guide to The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis Book Summary Parvana’s life changed suddenly when the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan.
Both of her parents lost their jobs; her mother is unable to work because the Taliban has forbidden it, and her father’s high school was bombed during a raid.
Parvana is no longer.