Docunight #62: Homework
November 05 only
Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
1989 / 86 mins
Persian with English Subtitles
“Homework” is a documentary Abbas Kiarostami directed in 1989 after realizing he was having difficulties assisting his son with his homework. Kiarostami interviewed young male students at a local school to find out what kind of problems kids faced completing their homework, which in Iran requires a great deal of parental assistance (or did at the time). The filmmaker himself asks the questions, probing a succession of invariably cute first- and second-graders about their home situations and the schoolwork they must do there. It emerges that many parents are illiterate. tellingly, many kids can define punishment but not encouragement.
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