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Makhmalbāf, Samīrā 1980-

Works: 76 works in 270 publications in 12 languages and 1,554 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Anthology films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary-style films  Fiction  Film adaptations  Social problem films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Restager , Scenarist, Performer, Photographer, Cinematographer , Film editor
Classifications: PN1997,
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Most widely held works about Samīrā Makhmalbāf
Most widely held works by Samīrā Makhmalbāf
11'09"01 September 11 a film by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

44 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven filmmakers from eleven countries reflect on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in short films each lasting 11 minutes, 9 seconds and 1 frame. Samīrā Makhmalbāf presents a female teacher, at an Afghani refugee camp in Iran, organizing the children for a minute's silence; meanwhile the adults express fears of an American bombardment. Claude Lelouch presents the tale of a World Trade Center tour guide who is on the verge of a breakup with his deaf girlfriend when the terrorist attacks occur. Yūsuf Shāhīn presents a young American soldier who comes to haunt a famous film producer and they engage in a highly conflicted dialogue. Danis Tanovič presents the women of Srebrenica (a town where thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys were massacred Serbs on July 11, 1995) continuing their monthly protests, despite the September 11th terrorist attacks. Idrissa Ouedraogo presents a young boy in Burkina Faso on the trail of a man he believes to be Osama Bin Laden. Ken Loach's presents a Chilean refugee who offers his condolences to the American victims; he then, in an open letter, describes the CIA-sponsored coup d'ťat of September 11, 1973, which installed the dictatorship of General Pinochet. Alejandro Gonzl̀ez Iñàrritu presents flashes of images of bodies falling from the World Trade Center, accompanied by chanting. Amos Gitaï presents a preening television news journalist enraged that her report about a Palestinian bombing in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast because of late breaking news about the attacks. Mira Nair presents a New York Muslim suspected of being a terrorist, but who is actually a heroic rescue worker. Sean Penn presents a lonley widower who lives in an apartment that is shaded by the World Trade Center. Shōhei Imamura presents a Japanese soldier who returns home from fighting in World War II. He is convinced that he is a snake, and he refuses to eat anything other than live rats
Takhté siah Blackboards by Samīrā Mah̲malbāf( Visual )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of male teachers crosses the mountainous paths of the remote Iranian Kurdish region. The men wander from village to village in search of students, carrying large blackboards on their backs. The boards are sometime used as shelter, camouflage, and shields instead of for teaching purposes. One by one the men venture away from the group in search of students to teach. Along their way they must face other hardships and obstacles, including unseen enemy helicopters and gunfire
Panj-i ʻaṣr At five in the afternoon by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the ruined city of Kabul, it tells the story of Noqreh, a young woman eager to take advantage of the new freedoms and opportunities afforded to women. Despite her father's wishes that she only receives a traditional religious education, she also attends a secular school for girls, where she is inspired by the idea of becoming Afghanistan's first woman president. But the harsh reality of survival in a country devastated by war threaten her dreams and aspirations" -- Container
Sīb Apple by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" "The Apple" is the haunting first feature by Samira Makhmalbaf, the daughter of the Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, made when she was just seventeen. Based on a true incident and featuring the family involved, the film tells a bizarre bu engaging story. In Tehran, twin sisters live as virtual prisoners of their poor father and blind mother, locked behind bars for all of their twelve years. Their father argues that his daughters "are like flowers. They mustn't be exposed to the sun or they will soon fade...". A social worker attempts to persuade him to give them the freedom to explore the world beyond the gates of their home." -- Container
Two-legged horse = Asbe du-pa by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Persian and Iranian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een afgelegen regio van Afghanistan zoekt een vader iemand die op zijn lichamelijk gehandicapte zoon kan passen. Een straatarme, verstandelijk gehandicapte jongen is bereid als paard te fungeren en hem op zijn rug te dragen
Joy of madness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Persian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While making the film Panj é asr (At five in the afternoon) in post-Taliban Kabul, film-maker Samīrā Makhmalbāf faces many challenges as she works under harsh social and environmental conditions. The film offers an uncompromising, provocative, and sometimes blackly funny insight into the fears, hopes, and courage of the women of Afghanistan
11'09''01 onze minutes, neuf secondes, une image : September 11 : un film de 11 réalisateurs by Samīrā Makhmalbāf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baysīkilrān The cyclist by Mohsen Makhmalbaf( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Persian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor man tries to earn money for his wife's medical bills by participating in a bicycle marathon
11'09''01 - September 11 ein Film von 11 Regisseuren( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11. September 2001: Eine Tragödie spielt sich ab. Eine Tragödie, die Wellen schlägt. Nicht nur New York steht unter Schock. Indien, Afrika, Japan, Israel - die ganze Welt hält betroffen den Atem an. Rund ein Jahr nach den Anschlägen versuchten elf Regisseure/innen - kurzen Beiträgen -, das Unfassbare zu deuten, auf das Grauen zu reagieren
A las cinco de la tarde( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and Persian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Després de la caiguda del règim taliban a l'Afganistà, es van reobrir les escoles per a nenes. Una d'elles vol arribar a ser presidenta de la República i desterrar definitivament el burka
11 settembre 2001( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il "produttore artistico" Alain Brigand ha dato mandato a undici registi di impegnarsi in un cortometraggio di 11 minuti 9 secondi e un decimo che ricordasse, a un anno di distanza, la strage di Manhattan. Il film è stato presentato a Venezia, dove ha suscitato polemiche. Nei titoli viene detto che ciascun autore si è espresso liberamente e secondo la propria storia. Il primo "corto" è di Samira Makhmalbaf (Iran). Il quadro è quello dei tre milioni di afgani profughi in Iran. Una giovane insegnante cerca di far osservare un minuto di silenzio per le vittime delle torri. I bambini commentano alla loro maniera la morte di tanti innocenti. (Mymovies)
11'09"01 Septiembre 11( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Septiembre 11 es una cinta compuesta de 11 cortometrajes filmados por los más destacados cineastas del mundo, bajo la inspiración de un hecho común: La tragedia del 11 de Septiembre que conmoncionó a todo el orbe cambiando por completo el panorama mundial." -- container
11'9"01 September 11( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This incredible project comprises of eleven short films by some of the world's leading filmmakers. This collection of stories from all parts of the globe provides a diverse and, at times, controversial response to September 11
El caballo de dos piernas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and Persian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un hombre de la ciudad llega a un pueblo muy pobre y ofrece trabajo a un joven campesino. Sin embargo, antes de conseguir el puesto, el joven, deberá competir con otros chicos para saber quién es capaz de llevar a un niño al que una mina le voló las piernas. El joven campesino gana. Por un dólar diario lleva su carga al colegio, echando carreras con los burros en la calle; baña al niño, juega con él, se ocupa de él, pero el pequeño minusválido quiere que su padre le compre un caballo de verdad. No quiere a otro niño
Lao shi de hei ban[DVD] = Takhte siah = Blackboards by Ma ke ka ba fu( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Persian and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yi qun lao shi bei zhu hei ban zai yi lang he yi la ke bian jie shan qu dao chu xun zhao xue sheng, wei le yao chuan dao, shou ye, jie huo, qi zhong yi wei lao shi lei wan bei zhu hei ban fan shan yue ling zhao xun shi xue de er tong, ling yi wei lao shi sa yi ze yan zhu he an, wei sui yi pi lao ren ji shao fu, shi zhu qu jiao ta men shi zi .dan zhe liang wei lao shi shou dao bu shao zu li, nian qing de yi dai, wei le sheng huo, bi xu mao xian zou si, ji shi you xin qiu zhi ye wu fa an jing xue xi, er lao yi bei de ren ze ren wei sheng huo ben lai jiu shi yi ben da shu, wu xu zai qu du shu ren zi, dan zhe wei lao shi bing bu qi nei, qi jian ye jing li le bu shao jing xian ji gan ren de shi qing
5 ʻaṣr 5 in after noon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in Persian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fünf Uhr am Nachmittag( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ihrem dritten Spielfilm beschreibt die junge iranische Regisseurin Samira Makhmalbaf den aktuellen Alltag in Afghanistan, das Verhältnis der Generationen und zwischen den Geschlechtern. Hauptfigur ist eine lernbegierige junge Frau, die ohne Wissen ihres gottesfürchtigen Vaters eine Schule besucht und von der Vision fasziniert ist, einmal die erste Präsidentin ihres Landes werden zu können. (Quelle:
Āsbe dū-pā Two legged horse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Persian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A father must travel to India, but he cannot bring his handicapped son. He searches for someone who can carry his son by back wherever he requires. For this task he recruits a young peasant to serve as a horse for his son for one dollar a day; however, the whims of his son bring to an extreme the verbal and physical mistreatment inflicted upon the "horse." All of this mistreatment and humiliation will bring the peasant boy to each day seem more like an actual horse
September 11( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The effects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are told from different points of view around the world." IMDB
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Takhté siah Blackboards
Alternative Names
Makhmalbaf, Samira 1980-

Makhmalbaf, Samireh

Makhmalbaf Samireh 1980-....

Samira Mahmelbaf

Samira Makhmalbaf

Samira Makhmalbaf filmregisseuse uit Iran

Samira Makhmalbaf Iranian film director and screenwriter

Samira Makhmalbaf iranische Filmregisseurin und Drehbuchautorin

Samira Makhmalbaf regista iraniana

Махмальбаф, Самира

سميره مخملباف

مخملباف، سميرا

مخملباف، سميرة

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