Blackboards (2000)

09/01/2000 (IT) DramaHistoryWar 1h 25m


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?

  1. Samira Makhmalbaf

    Director, Writer

  2. Mohsen Makhmalbaf


Top Billed Cast

  1. Said Mohamadi


  2. Behnaz Jafari

    Behnaz Jafari


  3. Bahman Ghobadi


  4. Mohamad Karim Rahmati


  5. Rafat Moradi


  6. Mayas Rostami

    Young boy storyteller

  7. Saman Akbari

    Group leader

  8. Ahmad Bahrami

    Marriage registrar

  9. Mohamad Moradi

    Match maker

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Original Title تخته سياه

Status Released

Original Language Persian

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