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The breadwinner


Parvana is an eleven-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. 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.

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  • 1 videodisc (93 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
  • digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
  • video file DVD video region 1

Target Audience Note:

  • Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
  • MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material including some violent images.


  • Anamorphic wide screen (2.39:1).
  • Based on the books by Deborah Ellis.
  • Bonus features: Introduction by director Nora Twomey and executive producer Angelina Jolie; audio commentary with the filmmakers; the making of "The breadwinner"; theatrical trailer.
  • Title from container.
  • Canadiana.
  • Editor, Darragh Byrne ; music, Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna.
  • Voices, Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq.
  • DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
  • For private home use only.
  • Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
  • English and French audio; English subtitles.

Publisher or Distributor Number: 32195700

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