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The Breadwinner

This superb animation focuses on a young girl’s struggles in Taliban-occupied Afghanistan.

Image from The Breadwinner

Canada-Ireland-Luxembourg 2017
Dir Nora Twomey
With the voices of Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq
Certificate 12A (suitable for ages 10+)

When 11-year-old Parvana’s father is taken by the Taliban, she and her family find it difficult without a man in the house as women are forbidden from travelling unaccompanied. Parvana cuts her hair and passes herself off as a boy, and as the sole breadwinner she has unthinkable freedom in the war-torn city. This exceptional film depicts a girl empowered to seize her destiny from an oppressive regime, and despite its sobering subject matter, The Breadwinner is ultimately uplifting, offering hope for a world where all women’s voices will be heard.

Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer

Audio Description available at all screenings.

The screenings on Sun 10 Jun 14:40 Studio and Wed 13 Jun 18:40 Studio will have D/deaf or hard of hearing subtitles.

See our Animation 2018 season.


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