THE PEOPLE OF THE WIND

59 min. 2015, FRANCE (recorded in Iran)

Directed and shot by Abtin Sarabi

On the coast of the Persian Golf, in the south of Iran, a ritual called Zâr is still practiced 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, become therefore Âhlé Hava.

TUULERAHVAS

Režissöör Abtin Sarabi

Pärsia lahe kaldal, Iraani lõunaosas, praktiseeritakse siiani rituaali nimega Zâr. Seda muusikalist eksortsismi kasutatakse ‘tuulte ohvrite’ ravimiseks. Vana uskumuse kohaselt peituvad tuultes kurjad jõud, kes saavad jagu nõrga inimese kehast.