Sembène Film Festival: The Breadwinner

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT 2019-01-05 3 p.m. 2019-01-05 4:30 p.m. America/New_York Sembène Film Festival: The Breadwinner 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

(The Breadwinner is rated PG-13 and is recommended for children 11+.)

Join us for a family-friendly screening of The Breadwinner, presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.

The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban rule in war-torn Afghanistan in 2001.  This is in a time and place where women are not allowed to leave home without a male accompanying them. When her father is wrongfully arrested, there is no one to earn money or even shop for food.  Parvana make a life-changing decision and 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.


Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.

The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.

Event Details

January 5, 2019 @ 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Family, Films

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