People of the Wind

Directed by Anthony Howarth
Year: 1976
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.

Anthony Howarth
James Mason
Shusha Guppy

Directed by Anthony Howarth