CANNES 2000 REVIEW: "Blackboards": Chalk Dust Torture

Mark Peranson

(indieWIRE/5.15..2000) --The first image of "Blackboards" is one of those visually striking, symbolic moments that gets imbedded in one's psyche, irrespective of the number of films battling for space. A group of wandering teachers, pants billowing in
the howling wind, their chalkboards strapped to their backs, looking for
children in an empty countryside of deserted villages and circling vultures.
The teachers travel under the assumption that they are needed