In 1976 Shusha Guppy followed the Bachtiari through the Zagros mountains and narrated the documentary People ofThe Wind. A second documentary was shot in 1994 titled Nomaden - Der lange Treck der Bachtiari directed by Mehran Bozorgnia. The hardships suffered in the long trek over the Zagros mountains give us some insights into a nomadic existence in a difficult and challenging environment.
Arab nomads of Qataghan were making the journey to summer pastures around Badakshan in North East Afghanistan. By the 1960's the more wealthy of these nomads were making their journey to the mountains by air. 1 1. Barfield. T The Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan University of Texas Press 1981 122, 123