The Breadwinner (2017)

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    Nora Twomey

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    Canada Ireland USA Luxembourg

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In Kabul, Afghanistan in 2001, 11-year-old Parvana’s father is arrested by the Taliban. Her family find life difficult without a man in the house as women are forbidden from going anywhere unaccompanied, which means access to food or even trying to enquire about her father’s whereabouts is impossible. In order for her family to survive, Parvana cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy. Parvana becomes her family’s sole breadwinner but she places herself in danger when she attempts to discover if her father is still alive.

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