Cover image for Osama
Title:
Osama
Author:
Golbahari, Marina.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
This powerful and remarkable drama 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.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Special features: "Sharing hope and freedom" featurette with director Siddiq Barmak, original theatrical trailer, widescreen.

Widescreen version.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Pushto
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG13.
ISBN:
9780792860914
UPC:
027616908094
Format :
DVD

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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