Films by the Falls presents "The Breadwinner"

Date:Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time:7:30 p.m.
Location:    Fenelon Falls Secondary School (66 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls)
Academy-Award Nominated - The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana. She lives with her family in one room of a tiny apartment building in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. Living under Taliban rule, Parvana grows up listening to stories told by her father while helping him in the marketplace where he reads and writes letters for people to earn a living. One day, her father is arrested and Parvana's life is changed forever. Her family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. Parvana starts the film as a child, and emerges as something different: she takes destiny into her own hands when she decides to cut her hair and disguise herself as a boy, turning herself into the breadwinner or the family. This is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

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