At the beginning of the period of the Taliban take over, Afghan women were not allowed to come out into the streets unless accompanied by a man or boy. This is the story of a little girl whose mother disguises her as a boy to be able to go out into the street and look for work.
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Une oeuvre puissante et dénonciatrice, sans esbroufe inutile ni lourde démonstration commode sur le scandaleux statut de la femme afghane dans certains milieux traditionalistes orientaux d'une profonde pesanteur... www.cinefiches.com
I think this is a wonderful film. I like how the film shows the atrocities of the taliban from an Afghan perspective and not from a westerner hero's perspective. The women of this film are both victims and heroes. The cries of Osama to her mother from the well are heard....even if it is only for the duration of the film or as long as it remains in the mind.