Blackboard

تخته سیاه
by 1h252000Iran

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Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a group of old men looking for their bombed-out village; he offers to guide them, and takes as his wife Halaleh, the clan's lone woman, a widow with a young son. Reeboir attaches himself to a dozen pre-teen boys weighed down by contraband they carry across the border; they're mules, always on the move. Said and Reeboir try to teach as their potential students keep walking. Danger is close; armed soldiers patrol the skies, the roads, and the border. Is there a role for a teacher? Is there hope?

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Screenplay : Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohamad Ahmadi
    • Editor : Mohsen Makhmalbaf
    • Original score : Mohammad Reza Darvishi
    • Ingénieur du son : Behrooz Shahamat
    • Producer : Abbas Saghazsaz, Marco Müller
    • Producing company : RAI Cinema, Fabrica, Makhmalbaf Productions
    • Réalisation : Samira Makhmalbaf
    • Chef opérateur : Ebrahim Ghafori
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Year of production : 2000
    • French release date : 11 mai 2000
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : persan, kurde

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