In Afghanistan, under the Taliban regime, Parvana, eleven years old, grew up in Kabul ravaged by war. She likes to listen to stories told her father, reader and public writer. But one day, he is arrested and Parvana's life goes forever. Because without being accompanied by a man, you can not work, bring back money or even buy food.
Parvana then decides to cut his hair and disguise himself as a boy to help his family. Risking at any moment to be unmasked, she remains determined to find a way to save her father. Parvana is a wonderful tale about women's emancipation and imagination versus oppression.