Movie: The Breadwinner
This animated feature (based on a children's book) is the story of a young girl in Afghanistan who pretends to be a boy in order to help support her family after her father is arrested by the Taliban. It's a lovely film, both heartbreaking and life-affirming. It does a very good job of illustrating life under the Taliban in a way that's appropriate for children but doesn't sugarcoat things.
Availability: In a few theaters, and available for digital purchase.
Animated Feature Film: Yes - it's a beautiful rendition of a moving, important story.
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