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Synopsis

Director: Nora Twomey.
Starring: Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif.


The Breadwinner, based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, breathes life into the extraordinary story of 11-yearold Afghan girl Parvana, born into an ever-changing world of conflict and oppression, who finds strength in the love of her family and the power of storytelling. Unable to earn money as a girl, Parvana disguises herself as a boy to support her family when her father is taken away by the Taliban. This is the latest film from Cartoon Saloon the multi-award winning animation studio. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will go on general release later this year. Parents - this film contains scenes that are upsetting, challenging, thought provoking and inspiring. Be prepared for the myriad conversations that are bound to follow!

A close- up of a dark skinned girl with green eyes, wearing a blue scarf around her head. A woman is frowning at a little boy, as it is trying to explain something to her. Two boys are sitting amongst a desert, with their backs towards us, looking at a postcard from a sunny beach.