For the second year, HRVHS Girl Up is bringing their three-part movie series to Hood River Cinemas. The movie series is the first Wednesday of November, December and January. The first movie is 2017 Oscar-nominate for Best Picture, Breadwinner.
The Breadwinner is based on the best selling young adult novel by Deborah Ellis. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom-and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.
This year, HRVHS Girl Up is raising money for Give Her A Future-a program that provides school supplies and teachers for educational programs in Uganda.