Based on the popular children’s novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of Parwana, a 12 year old girl growing up in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is arrested, Parwana dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. Together with her best friend Shauzia, she risks discovery to try to find out if her father is still alive.
The Breadwinner is a co-production between Aircraft Pictures Canada, and Cartoon Saloon and will be released in 2017. The film will be directed by Nora Twomey with screenplay by Anita Doron and Deborah Ellis.