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Apple Original Films lands acclaimed Cannes Film Festival documentary selection “Bread & Roses” from award-winning filmmaker Sahra Mani, to premiere June 21

The Cannes Golden Eye nominee hails from Jennifer Lawrence’s Excellent Cadaver and Malala Yousafzai’s Extracurricular
Press Release April 11, 2024
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Apple Original Films acquired the global rights to new feature documentary “Bread & Roses,” produced by Jennifer Lawrence and executive produced by Malala Yousafzai.

Apple Original Films announced today that it has landed the global rights to new feature documentary “Bread & Roses,” the acclaimed Cannes Film Festival selection and Cannes Golden Eye nominee that reveals the powerful resistance of Afghan women against the Taliban. The film is produced by Excellent Cadaver’s (“Causeway”) Jennifer Lawrence and Justine Ciarrocchi, alongside Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights advocate and executive producer Malala Yousafzai's (“Joyland”) production company Extracurricular, and renowned director Sahra Mani (“A Thousand Girls Like Me”). Following its celebrated debut at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, “Bread & Roses” is set to premiere globally on Apple TV+ on June 21.

“Closing girls’ schools in Afghanistan is not just a matter of feminist concern; rather, it is a matter of international security,” said director and producer Sahra Mani. “The Taliban recognizes that the children of educated mothers are difficult to indoctrinate and are less susceptible to becoming their future soldiers. Ensuring that girls’ schools remain open in Afghanistan is crucial for the preservation and safety of our entire world.”

“Bread & Roses” offers a powerful window into the seismic impact that the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in 2021 had on women’s rights and livelihoods. The film follows three women in real time as they fight to recover their autonomy. Mani captures the spirit and resilience of Afghan women through a raw depiction of their harrowing plight.

“Bread & Roses,” an Eyan Foundation presentation in association with Extracurricular, is produced by Lawrence and Ciarrocchi with Mani, alongside executive producers Yousafzai and Farhad Khosravi. Mani directs the film.

“Bread & Roses” joins the award-winning slate of Apple Original documentary films, including Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim’s “STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie,” which recently swept the Critics Choice Documentary Awards with five wins, alongside four Emmy Awards; Emmy Award-nominated “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” a uniquely raw and intimate documentary spanning her six-year journey into a new light; a new upcoming documentary film about the groundbreaking life and career of seven-time Formula One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton; and many more.

About Apple Original Films

Momentum around the Apple Original Films slate continues to grow since the debut of Apple TV+ four years ago. In addition to Apple making history as the first streaming service to land the Academy Award for Best Picture with “CODA,” Apple Original Film “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” also earned the Academy Award for Best Animated Short, and earlier this year “Killers of the Flower Moon” landed 10 historic Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Apple Original Films recently released the star-studded spy thriller “Argylle,” with Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose and Samuel L. Jackson. Highly anticipated Apple Original Films include an upcoming Jon Watts thriller starring Academy Award winners George Clooney and Brad Pitt who will both produce under Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment; “Blitz,” from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sir Steve McQueen; an untitled Formula 1 feature film starring Brad Pitt from director Joseph Kosinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer; and more.

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all of a user’s favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have earned 480 wins and 2,142 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and historic Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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