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As Kiarostami interviews elementary-aged boys about their homework, he gradually uncovers the darkness and trauma lurking behind their missing assignments.
At Martyr Masumi School in Tehran on the heels of the Iran-Iraq War, Kiarostami interviews elementary-aged boys about their homework. In his seemingly straightforward “research through images,” he gradually uncovers the darkness and trauma lurking behind their missing homework assignments: illiterate parents who can’t help them; emphasis on rote learning over critical, creative thought; internalization of moral judgements; and the overarching punitive threat that hovers over all of them.View more
$10 - Regular Admission
$8 - Non-Harvard Students and Senior Citizens
Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Although parking in Cambridge is difficult (most of the surrounding streets have restricted parking for Cambridge residents only), metered parking on Broadway and Harvard Streets, as well as the rest of Harvard Square, is free after 8pm. Film-goers are encouraged to use public transportation, particularly the MBTA Red Line.
The film has English subtitles.
The film has English subtitles.View less
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