Living with the Taliban – The Breadwinner (2017)


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A different way of life.  So this is about a young girl in Afghanistan who goes by the name Parvana (Saara Chaudry).  When her father is suddenly removed from the picture, her family is in a bit of a tough spot because of how radically different the culture treats women over there.  In order to simply walk the street, she disguises herself as a boy so she can provide for her family.  Now this was one that I was excited for, but I had no real means of watching this until after the fact.  It never even got a wide release, so I don’t feel like this was really my fault.  At its peak, it was only at 38 theaters nationwide.  So, naturally, when I just happened to see it pop up on the Netflix streaming carousel, I jumped at the opportunity to watch it.  This is a stressful animated…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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