Angelina Jolie is executive producer on a new Irish cartoon film that hopes to send out a strong message about the plight of people living under oppression or conflict.
Jolie is executive producer of the Academy award-nominated Cartoon Saloon’s new film The Breadwinner, which is due to be released next September.
The Breadwinner is the story of 12-year-old Parwana who dresses up as a boy in order to work and provide for her family when her father is arrested in Afghanistan.
Together with her best friend, Shauzia, she risks discovery to try and find out if her father is still alive.
Angelina Jolie has met Cartoon Saloon’s co-founder and Breadwinner director Nora Twomey in London to discuss details of the movie.
“She firmly believes in the film and is very excited about it. She is really involved in giving feedback and advice on an issue that she deeply cares about,” said Cartoon Saloon’s Chief Operations Officer Catherine Roycroft.
“She really works hard for education and empowerment for women in the Middle East so wants to push the film and send out the strongest message possible.
“To make the film as authentic as possible, we’ve used the voices of people who either come from or were born in Afghanistan for the characters.”
Cartoon Saloon is holding a portfolio and career advice workshop for second and third level students as Art Source in the RDS on Friday Nov 11 from 12-4pm.
On Saturday and Sunday they will also be there to host Shapeshifter workshops for 8-12 year olds.
Over 15,000 people are expected to view exhibits from over 120 contemporary artists and 30 Irish and international galleries gathering together to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art.
Art Source takes place at the RDS, Dublin, from November 11-13, admission is €10 adults, €8 OAPs. Children under 16 free only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.