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Blackboards ()

directed by Samira Makhmalbaf
featuring Bahman Ghobadi, Behnaz Jafari

Samira Makmalbaf makes her sophomore feature outing with this bold, elliptical look at the plight of marginalized populations in modern Iran. The film opens with a group of Kurdish teachers lugging blackboards on their backs in the rocky hinterland looking for illiterates to educate. The group splits up in a panic when they are suddenly confronted by a helicopter border patrol. Two pedagogues, Reeboir (Bahman Ghobadi) and Said (Said Mohamadi), camouflage their chalkboards with mud and take separate paths. Reeboir runs into ...

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2004, Leisure Time Features

UPC: 720917541426


2000, Leisure Time Features

UPC: 5021866198309


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