This is a 10 question study guide for the movie "Osama". Set during the reign of the Taliban, when women were not allowed to work or go out in public unaccompanied by a male relative, despite the large numbers of female orphans and widows left of Afghanistan's years of war, the movie tells the story of a young girl who dresses as a boy to get a job. This is an offense punishable by death. I use this movie to show what life was like under Taliban rule, particularly for women.
The movie was the first to be filmed in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, and the actors were not actors at all, but real people who survived life under Taliban rule. Truly a moving story, though not one with a happy ending.