The Breadwinner

Screening on 30/11/18

Ireland / Canada 2017
Dir: Nora Twomey
Voiced by Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq
Cert 12A
93 mins

Kabul 2001. 11-year-old Parvana lives with her parents, older sister and baby brother, trying to cope with the difficulties of life under the Taliban. However, life is about to get a lot more difficult when her father is arrested. As girls and women are not allowed to leave the house unescorted, even to buy food at the market, the ever intrepid and courageous Parvana decides she must disguise herself as a boy in order to save the family from starvation, and to have news of her father. She delights in the success of the disguise and experiences thrilling, but ever more dangerous, adventures. The action is boldly interspersed with scenes from traditional fairy tales that Parvana reads to her little brother, and vividly brought to life by the exquisite animation. An inspiring film about growing up in a dangerous world, and the power of storytelling to sustain hope.