City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Sembène Film Festival: The Breadwinner
Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Enjoy a family-friendly screening of The Breadwinner, presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. The Breadwinner, a 2017 animated drama film, tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under Taliban rule in war-torn Afghanistan in 2001. When Parvana’s father is wrongfully arrested, there is no one to earn money or even shop for food. Parvana make a life-changing decision and disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.