This moving animation is set in dusty Kabul, where imagination thrives in the stress of conflict. Parvana is a dutiful 11-year-old girl whose skills in reading, writing and trading goods are tolerated by the Taliban. Her family relies on Parvana’s wits to help them amidst the ongoing war, and her responsibility increases once her poor parents are targeted by the religious police. Parvana’s escape from the stress is through her exquisite storytelling, her stories of an ancient quest are a balm for the souls of her downtrodden beloved.