People of the Wind

Directed by Anthony Howarth

Release: 1976
Runtime: 110
Country: U.S., Iran
Language: English

A nominee for Academy Awards® and Golden Globes alike, this documentary's astonishing widescreen photography and brilliant soundtrack remove the viewer from their home and thrust them onto the perilous Zardh-Kuh mountain range and its icy neighbor, the winding Karun River. Connecting these two treacherous landmarks is the famous Bakhtiari migration, a 200-mile journey made twice every year by 500,000 nomads and their animals, taking up to eight weeks just so their livestock may graze. PEOPLE OF THE WIND presents both a feat of filmmaking and humanity in raw form like no other.

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Technical Info

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Color