The Film Osama Directed By Siddiq Barmak

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The film Osama directed by Siddiq Barmak is a very beautiful and poignant film, but very heartbreaking and emotional. Before watching the movie, I knew very little about the Taliban’s and the film director, this film push me to research the Taliban and Siddiq Barmak. I want to know why and how this film came to be. The film gave me a meticulous insight into the lives of girls and women in Afghanistan; living under the ruling of the Taliban. I was unaware of the extent of gender discrimination occurring in Afghanistan during this time. The Taliban’s were the main force of power for many years, destroying and installing fear and pain to many.
The Taliban’s are Student’s of Islamic Knowledge Movement who ruled Afghanistan from 1996-2001; they came to power after a long Civil war with the Soviet forces. They held 90% of the country and followed a policy that included the treatment of women and terrorist activities. Their power came to end after September 11, 2001 (opendemocray). The movie allows us to experience another culture; women had no rights to work or leave their home alone. At the very beginning of the movie hundreds of woman, protest their freedom, for their rights to work. It was interesting to see women willing to sacrifice their lives in order to have equality; they were fearless, despite knowing the consequence of death or imprisonment.
Siddiq Barmak on the other hand was born in Afghanistan in 1962 and attended film school in Moscow, he did not support the

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