This is the title of a remarkable film which reveals a disappearing way of life through the story of an elderly sheep herder, Bezad. Together with his daughters and other herders from the Qashqa'i nomadic tribe, they undertake their annual migration from the south of Iran northwards into the cooler mountains for the summer.
Unlike other Walking Stories, this is about the hardships and pleasures of daily life rather than the chosen challenges of leisure time. It's a different kind of "walk" entirely - over 400km, taking about 36 days, to reach the summer pastures, before returning in stages at the end of the summer.
These are notes taken from a viewing of the film "Bezad's Last Journey", produced and directed by John Murray, at the Dundee Mountain Film Festival on 29 November 2008. Links are provided to websites giving more information on the Qashqa'i people.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Iran page for links to other stories