Baktay, who has to take care of a younger sibling while their mother is away, is envious of Abbas, who lives next door. When Abbas tells her that she needs a notebook and a pen to go to school, Baktay sells the eggs in the house and manages to get a notebook but takes her mother´s lipstick as a substitute for a pen. She sets off for school, but the trip is not as easy as she had expected. The school that she goes to with Abbas turns out to be a boys´ school, so she has to set off on her own to find a school for girls. On the way, she is taken hostage by a group of boys who are playing war and experiences fear for a while, but finally makes her way to school. Unfortunately, she is unable to study in peace there. Buddha Collapsed out of Shame is the feature debut by Hana Makhmalbaf, the youngest in her family, and deals with the various problems that Afghanistan faces today, such as poverty, sexual discrimination, illiteracy, war, and violence, as it follows a girl on her way to school. The neo-realistic style, which utilizes a handheld camera and non-professional actors, seems quite appropriate in denouncing the horrific realities that confront innocent young girls in Afghanistan these days. The film´s title Buddha Collapsed out of Shame signifies and warns us that we must all feel partially responsible for as well as ashamed of the violence which has spread to even child´s play.
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