Blackboards

Itinerant Kurdish teachers, carrying blackboards on their backs, look for students in the hills and villages of Iran, near the Iraqi border during the Iran-Iraq war. Said falls in with a group of old men looking for their bombed-out village; he offers to guide them, and takes as his wife Halaleh, the clan's lone woman, a widow with a young son. Reeboir attaches himself to a dozen pre-teen boys weighed down by contraband they carry across the border; they're mules, always on the move. Said and Reeboir try to teach as their potential students keep walking. Danger is close; armed soldiers patrol the skies, the roads, and the border. Is there a role for a teacher? Is there hope?

Grosses

Domestic (56.3%)
$23,520
Summary Details
DistributorLeisure Time Features
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Opening$3,416
1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 28 min
GenresDrama War
In Release391 days/55 weeks
Widest Release2 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Dec 6-8103$3,416-1-$3,416$3,4161
Dec 13-15117$949-72.2%1-$949$6,3602
Jan 17-20
MLK wknd
85$7,987-2-$3,993$17,746-
Jan 24-26103$3,057-2-$1,528$21,4628