Behind the camera with Samira Makhmalbaf
Photographs by Maysam Makhmalbaf
May 18, 2000
Samira Makhmalbaf, 20, became the youngest director to have a film in
the Cannes Film Festival's competition category with her latest, "Blackboard".
The film has received glowing reviews and she's been the talk of the town.
Here are some photos taken by her brother, Maysam, during the shooting
of "Blackboard", in Iran's Kurdistan. The film tells the story
of a group of teachers trekking up stony mountain paths in search of illiterates
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