Images from the Qajar Dynasty / The School Blown Away by the Wind = Madresei keh baad bord

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Barcode: 58958161 Call Number: V-PER 009 Material Type: Video -DVD Time: 22 min. Date: 1963 System Requirements: NTSC, Region 1 DVD Region: Region 1 Language: Persian - Farsi Creator: Directed by Forugh Farrokhzad Description: This film about the leprosy colony in Tabriz, Iran is a compassionate portrait of forgotten people. Straightforward yet sympathetic, the film affords dignity to its subjects, particularly through Farrokhzad’s striking poem read by the poet herself. The House Is Black has heavily influenced the modern Iranian cinema of such great filmmakers as Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, who called it "the best Iranian film." It provides, in the film’s own words, "a vision of pain no caring human being should ignore." DVD includes 2 short films by Mohsen Makhmalbaf: "The School That Was Blown Away" and "Images from the Qajar Dynasty" Collection: Language Resource Center