It’s been more than 15 years since Canadian author and activist Deborah Ellis first released her children’s novel, The Breadwinner. The book became an instant classic around the world. It tells the story of an 11-year-old girl named Parvana who is living in warn-torn Afghanistan during the Taliban era. She disguises herself as a boy so she can earn money for her family. Now, the story is being told in animated form, on the big screen, in a film that’s produced by Angelina Jolie.
Saara Chaudry lends her voice to the lead role, and Anne-Marie sat down with her and director, Nora Twomey, to talk about the film and it’s A-list producer. You can check out their interview in the video clip above.
The Breadwinner opens in Toronto on Friday November 24th and expands across the rest of the country the following week.