Afghanistan 2003
D: Siddiq Barmak, 83 min
OV with German subtitles

Barmak's leading actress disguises herself as a boy named Osama to get by in a male-dominated world and earn a living to support her mother and grandmother. However, her femaleness cannot be fully concealed by the disguise. With its poetic language, this movie makes palpable the physical and psychological terror women had to endure under the extremist regime . Barmak does not fall into the trap of thinking in black and white and shows that men were also oppressed and instrumentalized by the regime. This movie is an important contribution to the effort to cope and come to terms with recent Afghan history.

Beginning in September 2010 and continuing until February 2011, the Filmmuseum will feature a series of 20 films from various genres which will take their audiences into the most remote regions of the Islamic world. The films to be shown couldn’t be more diverse and together form a cinematic kaleidoscope that addresses ongoing political tensions and themes such as modernisation, globalisation, violence and perceived departures from tradition, the power of reason, and life and poetry in our contemporary global world.

Organisers: Munich Museum of Film [Münchner Filmmuseum], Munich Adult Education Centre [Münchner Volkshochschule]

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 - 9:00pm


Filmmuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 Munich

Ticket reservation:
0049-[0]89-233-964 50

4,- €