Deschutes Public Library News
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 4/19/2005
Screen the first Afghan film to be made since the end of the Taliban regime at the Sisters Public Library on Tuesday April 19 at 6:00 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of the Sisters Library. This program is part of the Novel
Idea … Read Together, community reading project offered by Deschutes Public Library with the support of the Deschutes Public Library Foundation, The Source Weekly, and KLRR 107.7.
Directed by Siddiq Barmak, the movie delivers the emotional tale Barmak read about while exiled in Pakistan. The movie relates the story of a 12-year-old Afghan girl and her mother. Both lose their jobs when the Taliban closes the hospital where they work and with her father and brother dead, there is no one left to support the family. Without being able to leave the house, the mother is left with nowhere to turn. To protect the two of them, the mother disguises her daughter as a boy called Osama. The girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from finding out her true identity.
During the months of April and May, the Library will be hosting a variety of events in support of the Novel Idea … Read Together project. The programs are designed to give residents of Deschutes County a glimpse into the culture, history and people of Afghanistan. Much of The Kite Runner, this year’s selected novel by Khaled Hoseini, is set in the author’s native country, Afghanistan. For a complete listing of Novel Idea programs, please call 312-1032.