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Blackboards

Blackboards

Sep. 01, 2000Iran85 Min.Not Rated
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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?

Original title تخته سياه
IMDb Rating 6.9 2,644 votes
TMDb Rating 6.6 27 votes

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Cast

Mayas Rostami isYoung boy storyteller
Young boy storyteller
Saman Akbari isGroup leader
Group leader
Ahmad Bahrami isMarriage registrar
Marriage registrar
Mohamad Moradi isMatch maker
Match maker

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