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by Samira Makhmalbaf


A group of male teachers crosses the mountainous paths of the remote Iranian Kurdistan region. Carrying large blackboards on their backs, they wander from village to village in search of students.

international title: BLACKBOARDS
original title: TAKHTE SIAH
country: Italy, Iran
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Samira Makhmalbaf
film run: 85'
release date: IT 01/09/2000, FR 11/10/2000, UK 29/12/2000, NL 26/07/2001, DE 17/01/2002, ES 12/07/2002, DK 25/04/2003
screenplay: Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Makhmalbaf
cast: Said Mohamadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Benhaz Jafari
cinematography by: Ebrahim Ghafori
film editing: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Babak Karimi
music: Mohammad Reza Darvishi
producer: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Marco Müller
production: Fabrica, RAI Cinema, Makhmalbaf Film House (IR)
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Mars Distribution (FR), Artificial Eye (UK), Filmmuseum (NL), Kairos-Filmverleih (DE), Vertigo Films (ES), Marco Film (DK)
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