MGM Home Entertainment,
Writer/director Siddiq Barmak makes his film debut with Osama, the first all-Afghan feature released since the end of the Taliban rule. In the early days of the regime, a young girl (Marina Golbahari) and her widowed mother (Zobeydeh Sahar) participate in a demonstration for women's right to work. When the demonstration is broken up by the Taliban, they hide out with local street kid Espandi (Mohamad Aref Harat). When the Taliban take over a hospital where the mother secretly works, they are arrested and jailed. In order to go to work, the mother dresses the young girl as a boy. Forced to attend school, the girl reunites with Espandi, who refers to her as Osama. She struggles to maintain her disguise in order to survive. Osama won an honorable mention at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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|Grouping Author||united artists|
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Herati, Arif, 1990-
Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.
United Artists Corporation.
|available_at_cmc||CMC Steamboat Campus|
|detailed_location_cmc||CMC Steamboat Media|
|display_description||Chronicles the true story of a young girl in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan who must disguise herself as a boy to save her family from starvation. The first feature film made in Afghanistan in the post-Taliban era. This meticulous inquiry into the ways that ideological evil can infect, and ultimately destroy, the intimacies and small pleasures of daily life is beautiful, thoughtful, and almost unbearably sad. A widowed grandmother, mother, and daughter are facing starvation. Since the foreign doctors have been driven away, the mother's employment at the hospital ends. Thus the young daughter, at the risk of being discovered and killed, masquerades as a boy in order to earn money--a necessity since they cannot leave the house without a male escort. Snatched away from her job and sent to be indoctrinated by the Taliban, it is just a matter of time before she is given away. The Taliban's obscene wish for a world where the stringent enforcement of religious laws takes the place of human kindness is on full display, and as they employ their sadistic holy laws in the name of God, the only human response is horror.|
Media Room DVD
|local_callnumber_cmc||MEDIA ROOM MOV OSAMA|
|owning_library_cmc||Colorado Mountain College|
|owning_location_cmc||CMC Steamboat Campus|
Families -- Afghanistan -- Drama
Taliban -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Women -- Afghanistan -- Drama
|title_full||Osama [videorecording] / United Artists ; Lebrocquy Fraser Productions ; NHK ; produced by Siddiq Barmak, Julia Fraser, Julie LeBrocquy ; written, directed and edited by Siddiq Barmak|