Wed, Nov 21, 2018 10:00AM
Price: $8 students Free for accompanying teachers and chaperones Includes same-day Museum admission
This program is recommended for Students of grades 5–8.
Curriculum link: http://thebreadwinner.com/educators
To attend this Film please fill out SCHOOL PROGRAMS VISIT REQUEST FORM and select school performance as program type.
THE BREAD WINNER — 93 min
"The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis is the one book I wish all students would read. The book tells the story of a young girl who takes on the challenge of saving her family. I think it’s important for girls everywhere to learn how women are treated in some societies. But even though Parvana is treated as lesser than boys and men, she never feels that way. She believes in herself and is stronger to fight against hunger, fear and war. Girls like her are an inspiration. The Breadwinner reminds us how courageous and strong women are around the world."
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Visit the Aga Khan Museum for a special screening of The Breadwinner. Based on the bestselling middle-grade novel by Deborah Ellis, the film is set in 2010 in Kabul and follows the story of a young girl named Parvana who must cut off her hair and disguise herself as a boy to become the breadwinner for the family when her father is imprisoned. It’s a timely and inspiring tale of girl empowerment and the potency of imagination in the face of adversity.
Following this 93-minute screening students, teachers and chaperones will be able to explore the museum and galleries. With artifacts dating from the 8th century through to the 21st century and covering a broad geography from Spain to Southeast Asia, the Aga Khan Museum’s collection encompasses many renowned works of art. Selected works from the Museum’s unparalleled manuscripts, drawings, paintings, decorated ceramics, metalwork, and architectural ornamentation are on display in permanent gallery spaces to inform, educate, and inspire audiences about the arts of Muslim civilizations.
Ticket includes a screening and all-day access to the Museum - Museum Educators will be in the galleries with pop up stations giving students the chance to explore materials and ideas in greater detail.