TAKHTE SIAH (2000)

Stills must not be reproduced, copied or downloaded in any way. Hard copies of some images can be bought via the BFI Printstore and the complete collection can be accessed for commercial reuse via BFI Stills.

Film details

Alternative titles

  • LAVAGNE Alternative
  • The BLACKBOARD Alternative
  • BLACKBOARDS Alternative

Cast & Credits

Synopsis

Drama. A group of teachers travel over the mountains of the Iraq-Iran border intent on teaching illiterate inhabitants of the region. The blackboards they carry on their backs have to be covered with mud to hide them from helicopters patrolling the skies above the mountains. The teachers decide to split up to avoid possible danger. One, Reeboir, tries to convince a group of adolescents that education is important, despite their indifference. Another, Said, comes across an old man who has a daughter and grandson. In an unusual wedding ceremony, Said marries the old man's daughter, with the blackboard used as a dowry.

Back to the top