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Title Takhté siah = Blackboards : a film / by Samira Makhmalbaf ; producers, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Marco Muller ; director, Samira Makhmalbaf.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  791.4372 TAKH MH2  DVD    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (82 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Notes Off-air recording of the SBS programme broadcast 30/03/05. Copied under Part 5A of the Copyright Act 1968.
Colour recording system: PAL ; Region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
'Makhmalbaf Film House and Fabrica Cinema presents a film by Samira Makhmalbaf in association with RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana in collaboration with T-Mark (Shozo Ichiyama)'
Contents Copyright notice: Commonwealth of Australia. Copyright Regulations. 1969. Warning.
Credits Script, Mohsen and Samira Makhmalbaf ; music, Mohammad Reza Darvishi; director of photography, Ebrahim Ghafori; editor, Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
Performers Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi, Said Mohamadi, Mohamad Karim Rahmati, Rafat Moradi, Mayas Rostami, Saman Akbari, Ahmad Bahrami, Mohamad Moradi.
Summary A film set on the Iran-Iraq border during the war of the 1980s. It follows a group of male teachers, who cross the mountainous, remote Iranian Kurdish region; and wander from village to village, with blackboards on their backs in search of students to teach. Along the way, they encounter many people of various ages and walks of life, with whom they offer to share their knowledge, but in vain. The boards are sometimes used as shelter camouflage and shields, instead of for teaching purposes. Gradually, some of the men in the group venture away. Along their way they must face other hardships and obstacles, including unseen enemy helicopters and gunfire.
Original Version First released: [Iran] : Makhmalbaf Film House/Fabrica Cinema (Italy) produced in association with Raicinima, T. Mark (Japan), c2000.
System notes DVD.
Language notes Kurdish dialogues, with English subtitles.
Notes Cannes Film Festival, 2000: Jury Prize (Samira Makhmalbaf)
Other author Makhmalbāf, Samīrā, 1980-
Makhmalbāf, Muḥsin.
Müller, Marco.
Darvīshī, Muḥammad Ri{243}zā, 1955 or 6-
Jaʻfarī, Bihnāz.
Ghafori, Ebrahim.
Subject Education -- Iran -- Drama.
Kurds -- Iran -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Iranian.
Teachers -- Iran -- Drama.
Village communities -- Iran -- Drama.
War -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
Iran -- In motion pictures.
Variant Title Parallel English title: Blackboards.
Takhté siyah.
Blackboards, a film.