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BLACKBOARDS (2000) Samira Makhmalbaf

  • SOPAC Loft 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)
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Itinerant Kurdish teachers Said and Reeboir find many uses for the blackboards they tote, some of which actually pertain to education. Others include doubling as a gurney to carry a sick man, as shields from the warfare along the Iran-Iraq border and as a dowry so Said can wed the widow Halaleh. When Halaleh's son and a group of his peers tag along with Said and Reeboir, they try to impart their knowledge to the boys amid the surrounding chaos.

This film is a part of our series on Women Film Directors.  Memberships are available through the SOPAC box office either in person, online at the SOPAC website, or by phone at (973) 313-2787.