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The Breadwinner

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10:00am
Yukon Arts Centre

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family. Executive Produced by Angelina Jolie and based on the best-selling novel by Canadian peace activist-turned-author, Deborah Ellis.

“The Breadwinner is a well-crafted and inspiring story with an important message about female empowerment, embodied in heroic Parvana, something people of all ages should embrace.”
- Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

  • Directed by Nora Twomey
  • 2017, Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg
  • 93 minutes
    The Breadwinner

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