Film Scouts on the Riviera 2000

Takhté Siah
(The Black Picture)

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Set in Iran, Samira Makhmalbaf's film "Takhte Siah" follows a group of teachers who, after a bombing in the Iranian Kurdistan, wander from one city to the next in search of students they can teach. Along the way they encounter many people of various ages and walks of life in an against-all-odds effort to help and share knowledge with anyone who is willing to learn.

Film synopsis written for Film Scouts by Thom Bennett

Directed by: Samira Makhmalbaf
Written by: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Samira Makhmalbaf
Starring: Saïd Mohamadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Behnaz Jafari, Rafat Moradi
Original Music by: Mohamad Reza Daryishi
Cinematography by: Ebrahim Ghafori

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