Forbidden Dream

Forbidden Dream

Forbidden Dream Nomads in Iran

Documentary // ZDF / ARTE 2011, 45 mins, HD

Many consider it the most spectacular human migration in the world: for weeks on end, the Bakhtiari Nomads of Iran trek through the Zagros mountains in the southwest of the country, taking with them all of their worldly possessions and driving hundreds of goats and sheep. Twice a year they make the return journey between their winter and their summer pasturelands, traveling through narrow gorges, along the edges of steep cliffs, and through mountain passes as high as 4000 m. It is a life-and-death struggle for both man and animal, and only a few nomadic families still dare to take it on.

The film accompanies one extended family on this hazardous journey, and in doing so reveals the inner conflict facing the younger generation of nomads, who feel more and more drawn to life in the city.


nominated for 10. Internationale Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee

Writer and Director: Dorothe Dörholt
Camera: Thomas Henkel
Sound: Enno Grabenhorst
Editing: Susanne Broeskamp
Music: Karl-Heinz Blomann, Claas Hanson
Production: Antje Christ
Commissioning Editor: Linde Dehner

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