THE BREADWINNER (2017 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

The Breadwinner—crosses cultural borders with ease—educates, inspires, and entertains. A GKids Production, that links the words intriguing and enjoyable to an animated product, appeals to an all-age audience group. This entertainment product, well-written, turns into a great advertisement for the directing skills of Director Nora Twomey. Breadwinner is ‘Value Complete’ for both time and monetary outlay. We’ve come a long way from one cartoon character beating another cartoon character over the head with a carrot. Breadwinner creates deep hope for development of humane futures due to increased understanding and knowledge facing children living in developing countries.

Storyline

Parvana (voice of Saara Chaudry) lives in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. After her father, Nurullah (voice of Ali Badshah), becomes imprisoned, she needs to find a way to feed her family in his place.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Nora Twomey for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Karim Amer, Mary Bredin, Risa Cohen, Frank Falcone, Mimi Polk Gitlin, Angelina Jolie, Jon Levin, Jehane Noujaim, Regina K. Scully, and Gerry Shirren for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Shauzia (voice of Soma Chhaya), Idrees/Sulayman (voice of Noorinn Gulamgaus), Fattema (voice of Laara Sadiq), Soraya (voice of Shaista Latif), Sorceress/Woman in Courtyard (voice of Kanza Feris), Razaq (voice of Kawa Ada), Kiln Owner (voice of Kane Mahon), and Darya/Fruit Juice Vendor/Jail W (Ali Kazmi).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This animated feature contains entertainment value while educating without preaching. Excellent family watch that provides good opportunity for multiple discussion areas after watching.

Ben Meyers

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