Blackboards (PG)



Drama (2000)
85mins Iran/Ita/Jap

Starring: Said Mohamadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Behnaz Jafari
Director: Samira Makhmalbaf
Writer(s): Artificial Eye
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Teachers Reeboir and Said roam the mountainsides along the Iran-Iraq border with blackboards strapped to their backs, searching for pupils. It is a time of great unrest and the pair are often forced to use their beloved blackboards for other means - shelter, camouflage, protection from gunfire, marriage dowry - gradually working their way through a country and a society living on the brink of collapse.

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