Following on from 'The Secret of Kells' and 'Song of the Sea' Cartoon Saloon present another captivating animation: 'The Breadwinner/ An Saothraí'. The DVD can be played in English or As Gaeilge. 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 spellbinding, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all. Special Features Includes:The Breadwinner: Behind the scenes Featurette Featuring interviews with Director Nora Twomey, the voice cast of The Breadwinner and the production team at Cartoon Saloon, delve deeper into the intriguing process of animating the film, creating the music and sound and how the team approached telling Deborah Ellis? complex, yet enchanting story.
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