With no right to work, Afghan widows lead a hand to mouth existence, always in danger from the Taliban, always hungry, struggling to maintain an existence. In this film, a household of women desperate to survive sends a twelve year old girl out disguised as a boy. A boy can work - a boy in the family can bring home a little food. To escape detection is paramount, however, as the penalty might well be death. This is the first film made in post-Taliban Afghanistan.
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