20th JUNE 2018 at 6.30pm
Antony Wynn, who spent many years living in rural Iran, will be showing two films about the migration of the Bakhtiari tribes.
The first one “Grass” is a classic silent film made in 1925 by three Americans who made their way across Turkey and Iraq to meet the Bakhtiari in their winter quarters and follow them and their flocks over swollen rivers and up over snow-covered mountain passes to reach their summer pastures. It is a very dramatic film and shows clearly how tough life was for the nomads in those days.
The second film “People of the Wind” was made by the late Shusha Guppy in 1976, following the same route with descendants of the same people, and it shows what had changed and what had stayed the same over those fifty years.
This could be a long evening, so there will be an interval between the two films.