Award-winning animated film screens at Park.
(2017, Director: Nora Twomey, Executive Producer: Angelina Jolie).
Winner of Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2018 (additional 16 wins and 49 nominations).
Wednesday, March 6th
Plot: In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. (IMDb)
“Animation — particularly this kind of co-production, with over 300 people from different countries and cultures bringing all of their skills together to make one film and tell one story with one central performance — is, for me, the ultimate expression of hope. We can use different cultures to tell a universal story.” (Nora Twomey)
Also by Cartoon Saloon: The Secret of Kells (2009), Song of the Sea (2014)
Organizers: Kati Lustyik with Chrissy Guest, Jason Harrington, Todd Schack, Kristen Karaliunas, and Elaine Horton.
Sponsors: MASS and Journalism Dept., Park Animated, Center for Faculty Excellence, Women’s and Gender Studies.