Toronto Reference Library presents The Breadwinner

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Breadwinner (2017)

The Breadwinner

Director: Nora Twomey Run Time: 94min Genre(s): Action/Adventure, Drama, Family

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Summary:

Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to be able to get a job and help to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom and danger.

With courage and imagination, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. The Breadwinner is an inspiring and beautifully animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.

The Breadwinner has been nominated for 38 international awards, including six Canadian Screen Awards and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Cast: Saara Chaudry
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - PG
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - PG
Nunavut - PG
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - PG
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - PG
Film language(s): English

Venue: Toronto Reference Library

Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Elevators.

Address:
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8
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