Date: Tue, 21 September 2021
We are joining a large number of UK cinemas, motivated by Birds’ Eye View (the pathfinder for films by women), to mark the International Day of Peace on September 21st with a special presentation of the Oscar nominated THE BREADWINNER.
From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award-nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea and based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel, THE BREADWINNER tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.
Running Time: 97 mins
BBFC Cert: 12A
Directed by Nora Twomey, Written by Anita Doron (Screenplay) and Deborah Ellis (Screen story)
50% of the proceeds from the screening will be donated to the Afghanistan & Central Asian Association who provide support, skills and knowledge to help their communities live and prosper in the UK. They also provide support, where possible, to those on the ground in Afghanistan who have UK connections and is a charity run by Afghans here and there. You can find out more about their current appeal here. During the current crisis, the charity is providing the following support:
Welcoming visitors from the community to share their concerns about families back in Afghanistan, with all conversations being logged and emails sent to MPs.
Liaising with hotels who are accommodating the Afghan arrivals and establishing what essential items are needed.
Sourcing the items needed from our donations and distributing them to the hotels – all clearly labelled.
You can donate here – https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/afghancrisisfund