The Last Lions of Bakhtiyari (Dedicated to David Brooks)
Research, camera and sound: Pedram Khosronejad
Director: Pedram Khosronejad
2004, 25 mins, DVD, Color
Narration in French by Jean-Claude Carriere
Postproduction: CNRS-Image

This ethnographic essay is a try to show funeral ceremonies of Bakhtiyari pastoral nomads in south-west Iran. This documentary was part of my PhD researches in École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris (2001-2007).

For field researches and postproduction of this film I received generious supports of:
Houtan Scholarship Foundation, Soudavar Memorial Foundation, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute , The Barakat Trust, Iran Cultural Heritage Organization and Institute of Nomadism in Iran.
This film was produced by academic supports of UMR 7528 - Mondes Iranien et Indien, my research laboratory during all period of my PhD.

Festival participation

2004 (Oct.) The Last Lion of the Bakhtiari, Bakhtiari Death Rituals. ‘Regards Comparés:
Nomadisme, Rituels, Musique, Musée de l’Homme’, Paris, France

2003 (July) The Last Lion of the Bakhtiari, Bakhtiari Death Rituals. ‘Eighth RAI
International Festival of Ethnographical Film: Islamic Worlds’, Durham,
U.K.

2003 (May) The Last Lion of the Bakhtiari, Bakhtiari Death Rituals. ‘Eighth Festival du
Film de Chercheur’, Nancy, France.

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