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  • LAVAGNE Alternative
  • The BLACKBOARD Alternative
  • BLACKBOARDS Alternative


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.

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