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Rokh (The Rook)

Rokh (The Rook)

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Subject ArtsVisual Arts
Grade Level Grades 9-12
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The game of chess, according to the Iranian national epic, the Shahnama (Book of Kings), arrived in Iran with an envoy from India who threatened that the Raj would cease sending tribute to the shah unless he could figure out the riddle of the chessboard and its pieces. Watch the game of chess come to life in this 1974 film The Rook by director Ali Akbar Sadeghi.

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