Monday, January 27, 2014
Niobrara County Library
A 12-year-old Afghan girl and her mother lose their jobs when the Taliban closes the hospital where they work. The Taliban have also forbidden women to leave their houses without a male "legal companion." With her husband and brother dead, killed in battle, there is no one left to support the family. Without being able to leave the house, the mother is left with nowhere to turn. Feeling that she has no other choice, she disguises her daughter as a boy. Now called 'Osama,' the girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from finding out her true identity. Inspired by a true story, "Osama"
is the first entirely Afghan film shot since the fall of the Taliban.
Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College will facilitate the discussion in this Social Issues Series which will include a light meal. The film is rated PG-13 and is 83 minutes.