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تخته سیاه

The Blackboard | تخته سیاه

Kurdish (Farsi)Drama, War 88 min 2000

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?

Samira Makhmalbaf
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Samira Makhmalbaf
Zaheer Qureshi
Ebrahim Ghafori
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Mohammad Reza Darvishi
Production Company
Makhmalbaf Productions
Rai Cinema

Cast & Crew
Bahman Ghobadi, Behnaz Jafari, Emre Tetikel