People of the Wind

People of the Wind

DVD - 2000
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A documentary in which the Babadi, a nomadic tribe belonging to the Bakhtiaries of Iran, annually migrate across the Zagros Mountains from winter to summer pasture with their herds of sheep. Every year, 500,000 men, women and children, along with one million animals, struggle for eight grueling weeks to scale the massive Zagros Mountains in Iran, a range which is as high as the Alps and as broad as Switzerland, to reach their summer pastures.The people are led by Jafar Qoli, the Kalanter (chief) of the Babadi groups who assumes responsibility for the trek.
Publisher: New York : Milestone Film & Video ; Chatsworth, Calif. : Distributed by Image Entertainment, 2000, c1976.
Edition: Collector's widescreen edition (aspect ratio: 1:85:1).
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 110 min.),sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Apr 25, 2014

Very nostalgic for a way of life now gone. It's wonderful that it was captured in an almost extinct language.

Mar 26, 2014

A really good documentary about the nomadic Iranian tribe making its dangerous migration to the new pastures for their animal stock. People who enjoy learning about different cultures would appreciate this dvd.. I recommend it!

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