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People of the Wind (1976)

There are two hundred miles of raging rivers and dangerous mountains to cross. There are no towns, no roads, no bridges. There is no turning back. The Bakhtiari migration is one of the most... See full summary »

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There are two hundred miles of raging rivers and dangerous mountains to cross. There are no towns, no roads, no bridges. There is no turning back. The Bakhtiari migration is one of the most hazardous tests of human endurance known to mankind. 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 film's astonishing widescreen photography and brilliantly recorded soundtrack take the viewer out onto the dangerous precipices of the Zardeh Kuh mountain and into the icy waters of the Cholbar River. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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An arduous migration well documented--once again!
1 January 2003 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

"People of the Wind" documents the seasonal migration of the Bakhityari people of Iran. The Bakhityari are herdsmen who drive their livestock (mostly sheep) from their coastal wintering ground, over towering mountains to summer pastures. The Bakhityari, to the person and tea-kettle, pick up and go with them. "People of the Wind" was nominated for an Academy Award, best documentary. And it does document well, with extraordinary photography of the migration. It is interesting that it repeats the migration documented 55 years before by screen legends Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsak in their silent documentary "Grass". [This team went on (10 years later) to make "King Kong", and with it screen history.] "Grass" is the better of the two accounts, in my view. My reason, primarily, is that Cooper and Schoedsak (along with Marguerite Harrison) were dealing with extraordinarily heavy and basic equipment. Yet seeing both, tells the story of how comparatively mild modern technology has effected this migration. "People" is an outstanding documentary.


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