Bread and Roses is a documentary film that explores the lives of three Afghan women who struggle to maintain their dignity and rights under the oppressive rule of the Taliban. The film, co-produced by Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and her production company Excellent Cadaver, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023. The film was directed by Sahra Mani, an Afghan filmmaker who has previously exposed the plight of sexually abused women in her country.
The film follows three women from different backgrounds and professions who join the protests against the Taliban takeover in 2021. They face violence, threats, and discrimination as they try to reclaim their freedom and education. The film captures their courage, resilience, and defiance in the face of tyranny.
Bread and Roses premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023, where it received a standing ovation and praise from critics. The film has been described as “a powerful and poignant portrait of women’s resilience and resistance” by The Guardian, and “a vital and urgent document of a cruel reality we cannot ignore” by Reuters. The film aims to raise awareness and solidarity for the plight of Afghan women, who have lost their autonomy and freedom under the Taliban dictatorship.
The film aims to raise awareness and solidarity for the plight of Afghan women, who have lost their autonomy and freedom under the Taliban dictatorship. Bread and Roses is a powerful and timely documentary that gives a voice to the voiceless women of Afghanistan and sheds light on their struggle for justice and equality.