Zero Dark Thirty is film about finding and killing Osama Bin Laden. This nominated film for five academy awards including best picture, actress, and original screenplay, was directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. The film begins in 2003 when Maya, a CIA officer spent her entire career focusing on the intelligence related to al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. Maya had just recently joined the CIA and during the first months of her assignment she accompanies a man named Dan who is an officer at the U.S. embassy in Pakistan. Their mission is to integrate and torture a man named Ammar who is believed to be linked with several terrorists including Osama Bin Laden. After lots of torture including waterboarding, they eventually trick him into telling them where the last time he saw Bin Laden was, which was in Pakistan. They find a terrorist named Abu Ahmed who is a personal messenger for Bin Laden, and discover that he lives in a house in Abbottabad, Pakistan. They find out that there are more than one family living in the building with Abu, which they believed to be Bin Laden. The hideout was kept under surveillance for many months and finally, the CIA decide to raid the building. The raid was approved by President Obama and was executed on May 2, 2011. The Navy SEALs used stealth helicopters to land near the compound and kill Bin Laden, bringing back his body to their base in Jalalabad, Pakistan.