Sweaty Eyeballs Presents: The Breadwinner

Sweaty Eyeballs Presents: The Breadwinner

Director: Nora Twomey

2017, 1 hour 34 minutes

Program Notes

 Thursday April 5th at 7:30 pm



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 new feature The Breadwinner, based on Deborah Ellis’ best-selling 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.


Sweaty Eyeballs Animation is curated by Phil Davis (Towson University) and Max Porter (MICA). For more information visit sweatyeyeballs.com