The House is Black - 1962
Directed by Forough Farrokhzad
Forough's Farrokhzad's poetry is paired with a masterfully edited series of images from a Tabriz leper colony.
B&W, 22 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Khaneh Siah Ast
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Firouzan Rank # 10
|All People Featured||As Themselves|
|Director of Photography||Soleiman Minasian|
|Sound Recordist||Mahmoud Hangval
The viewer is confronted with many different faces of those afflicted with leprosy.
A classroom made up of students of all ages.
One of the afflicted struggles to light his pipe.
Those caring for the infected are also featured by Farrokhzad.
A man prays in the colony's mosque.
The young girls act the same as if they did not reside in the colony.
The teacher - "..name a few ugly things."
An older student is instructed to write a sentence with the word "black" in it.
"The house is black."
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