The Breadwinner

This Ain’t Your Disney Princess!

Featuring an internationally acclaimed Canadian-written story, produced by an international star (Angelina Jolie), on Monday, January 22nd Spinning Reels presents The Breadwinner.

The Breadwinner tells the remarkable story of Parvana, a young girl who is forced to become the breadwinner for her family while living under the Taliban regime, and is a rare gem that will captivate both young and mature audiences.

Living in a single room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, 11-year-old Parvana is not allowed to attend school or leave the house without a male chaperone. When the Taliban arrests Parvana’s father for having a foreign education, the young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to shop for food and earn money for her family.

Sumptuously rendered with swirling hand-drawn animation, the film captures the colours, sights, and lights of the Afghan city.  The Breadwinner is an antidote to the typical Hollywood version of princesses. Instead, it is a timely reminder of the millions of strong young girls and women worldwide who persevere in the face of oppression or conflict.

94 minutes

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Our THANKS to this movie’s sponsor:

Carol Howrucha 

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