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166 Ratings

Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame

Buda as sharm foru rikht

Directed by Hana Makhmalbaf
Iran, 2007
Drama, War


The story of a 5 year old Afghan girl who wants to go to school against all odds. Bakhtay, a little girl living in the caves under the remains of the Buddha statues of Bamyan (which were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001), becomes obsessed with the idea of going to school.

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Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame Directed by Hana Makhmalbaf

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2008 | 2 wins including: Best Feature Film - Generation Kplus (Crystal Bear)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2007 | 2 wins including: Special Prize of the Jury

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