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The Breadwinner for Secondary Schools

A unique screening experience of secondary schools! + Audience discussion, Youth activities

WHEN
18 September 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WHERE
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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About

An 11 year-old-girl living in Taliban-controlled Kabul in 2001 must disguise herself as a boy to ensure her family’s survival.

 

When her father, the only man in the household, is wrongfully arrested, Parvana’s mother and siblings face starvation: women are not allowed to leave their home without a male relative, and there is no one around to help.

 

To support her family, Parvana cuts her hair and sets off into the city under a new identity. She embarks on a quest to find her father, experiencing a whole new world of possibilities and danger – and drawing strength from the magical tales she invents along the way.

 

Through the eyes of its formidably resilient protagonist, The Breadwinner’s enchanting visuals support a complex, richly layered narrative that confronts difficult real-life issues (incl. war and gender-based violence) with uncommon and deeply rewarding honesty.

Plus Audience discussion, Youth activities

The unique screening for Secondary school pupils will be followed by a post-screening discussion exploring conflict and peace, access to education and gender.

Book via [email protected] or call 0131 228 6382

Book your place

18 September 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tel: 0131 228 6382 | Email organiser

Certificate
PG Cert

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