The People of the Wind

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2015 / 59 minutes

Directed by
Abtin Sarabi
Country of production
France

On the coast of the Persian Gulf, in the south of Iran, a ritual called Zâr is still practised today. This musical exorcism is said to heal all ‘victims of the wind.’ According to this popular, immemorial, belief there exists a maleficent force driven by the winds able to penetrate fragile bodies. Once healed by the ritual the possessed man or woman thereafter becomes Âhlé Hava.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest
Language and subtitles
Arab Persian
Location(s) depicted
Hormozgan Province (Iran)