Theme Days: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir

Film still from "Osama", (c) Delphi Film

D: Siddiq Barmak, Afghanistan/Ireland/Japan 2003, 83 min

The first feature film taken since the end of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. A 12-year-old girl has to feed her family, because the Mullah’s refuse to allow women to participate in public life and to work outside the home. Her mother disguises her as a boy. The terror perpetrated by the Taliban is palpable in the young girl's fear of being discovered.