Jennifer Lawrence has brought a documentary about the lives of three Afghan women living under the Taliban to the Cannes Film Festival.
The documentary, Bread and Roses, was directed by Sahra Mani and follows three women in the weeks after the Taliban’s return to power in 2021.
The film shows how the lives of women changed overnight under Taliban rule. The women in the film are all from different backgrounds, but they are all united in their struggle for freedom and equality.
The film has been praised by critics for its powerful and moving portrayal of the lives of Afghan women. It has also been praised for its timely message, as the world continues to grapple with the Taliban’s return to power.
Lawrence, who co-produced the film, said that she was inspired to make the film after seeing the impact of the Taliban’s rule on Afghan women.
“I was horrified by what I was seeing,” she said. “I knew that I had to do something to help.”
Lawrence said that she hopes the film will help to raise awareness of the plight of Afghan women and to put pressure on the international community to take action.
“These women are our sisters,” she said. “We need to stand up for them.”
Bread and Roses is a powerful and moving film that gives a voice to the women of Afghanistan. It is a film that everyone should see.
Here are some additional details about the film:
- The film was shot in secret in Afghanistan, with the help of a team of Afghan filmmakers.
- The film was made with the support of the United Nations.
- The film has been nominated for several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
- The film is currently available to watch on Netflix.
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