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Angelina Jolie Pitt to Produce Film Based On Afghan Girl's Life

Angelina Jolie Pitt to Produce Film Based On Afghan Girl's Life

Angelina Jolie continues to show off her producing and directing chops with her latest project, "The Breadwinner," a story of an Afghan girl who posed as a boy to feed her family.

"The Breadwinner" follows the story of Parvana, an Afghan girl living under the Taliban rule, who poses as a boy to become her family's breadwinner after her father is imprisoned. 

In an interview with The New York TimesNobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai called Parvana "an inspiration," stating that the story is an illustration of "how courageous and strong women are around the world."

In a press release, Jolie spoke to her interest in getting involved with the film.

"Millions of young girls like Parvenu are growing up today under oppression or conflict, and helping their families to survive in those condition. This story is a reminder of the immense value of their contribution."

The Cartoon Saloon announced that the project will be transformed into a feature film with Jolie serving as the executive producer under her production company, Jolie Pas Productions. Jolie joins director Nora Twomney in developing the film. 

Jolie is no stranger to documenting the lives of women and those who face conflict and turmoil.

Back in 2011, the humanitarian received applause for her commendable work with the film, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," for which she both directed and wrote.  The film depicted a harrowing story of love and war amidst a war-torn Bosnia.

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