Watched The House is Black (1972) as well as Mohsen Makhmalbaf's The School That Was Blown Away. I'm having a problem finding the year of Makhmalbaf's film, but both are rather intimate non-fiction films about seldom shown subjects. The House is Black is well regarded as a landmark in Iranian cinema, which is all about life in a leper colony, where everyone has some extreme deformity. The film is very confrontational and as the prologue says, forces you to notice this. Makhmalbaf's film is rather low-key and not about much, its really too short to carry much weight.