Takhté siah : Blackboards / Makhmalbaf Film House and Fabrica Cinema presents a film by Samira Makhmalbaf in association with RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana in collaboration with T-Mark (Shozo Ichiyama) ; producers, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Marco Muller ; script, Mohsen and Samira Makhmalbaf ; director, Samira Makhmalbaf
A group of male teachers crosses the mountainous paths of the remote Iranian Kurdish region. The men wander from village to village in search of students, carrying large blackboards on their backs. The boards are sometime used as shelter, camouflage, and shields instead of for teaching purposes. One by one the men venture away from the group in search of students to teach. Along their way they must face other hardships and obstacles, including unseen enemy helicopters and gunfire.