The Breadwinner

Afghan Musicians fundraiser and screening of ‘The Breadwinner’

Strand Arts Centre, Belfast. 28th September 2021. 8pm

Free tickets (link) with donations at the door or via Local Giving websites

All donations go towards assist musicians at risk - 0% Beyond Skin admin


The Breadwinner (2017) [cert.12]
1hr 33mins


The Breadwinner is a great film to learn more about the lives of women in Afghanistan.

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes the highly-anticipated film on Deborah Ellis' bestselling novel. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.