WriterMohsen Makhmalbaf, Samira Makhmalbaf Release date25 October 2000 (U.S.) CastSaid Mohamadi (Said), Behnaz Jafari (Halaleh), Bahman Ghobadi (Reeboir) ScreenplaySamira Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Makhmalbaf Similar moviesAvatar, Batman Begins, Django Unchained, Captain Phillips, 28 Weeks Later, A Clockwork Orange
Scene from blackboards
Blackboards (Persian: تخته سیاه, Takhté siah) is a 2000 Iranian film directed by Samira Makhmalbaf. It focuses on a group of Kurdish refugees after the chemical bombing of Halabja by Saddam Hussein's Iraq during the Iran–Iraq War. The screenplay was co-written by Makhmalbaf with her father, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The dialogue is entirely in Kurdish. Makhmalbaf describes it as "something between reality and fiction. Smuggling, being homeless, and people’s efforts to survive are all part of reality... the film, as a whole, is a metaphor."