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Still: Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame

Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame

25 Jul 200814 Aug 2008

A poetic look at how violence and tragedy shape the lives and minds of children, from Iranian director Hana Makhmalbaf (daughter of Mohsen, sister of Samira and at 19 the youngest of the remarkable clan). Set in the Afghan town of Bamian, where the Taliban blew up the Buddhas in 2001, the film follows the trials of a little girl who wants to go to the school for girls across the river from her home. The everyday obstacles she faces turn this small ambition into an epic struggle, with unexpected emotional and political resonance.

Dir Hana Makhmalbaf, Iran 2007, 81 mins, Cert PG, subtitles

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