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3.4
229 Ratings

Blackboards

Takhte siah

Directed by Samira Makhmalbaf
Iran, 2000
Drama

Synopsis

In Northern Iran, close to the Iraki border, a small group of persons walks painfully, carrying big blackboards on their backs. They are schoolmasters looking for pupils. Quite an utopian initiative in a war-torn region where people’s major concern is mere survival.

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Blackboards Directed by Samira Makhmalbaf

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Jury Prize

Toronto International Film Festival

2000

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2001

BFI London Film Festival

2000

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