More than 300,000 nomads still roam the plains and mountain pastures. Lors
represent about 2% of the population, and are thought to be part Persian
and part Arab in origin. They are probably a mix of the Kasits, who came to
Iran for several thousand years ago, and the Medes.
Many Lors still live in black goat hair tents and are nomads. They move in
search of water and food for themselves and their animals.
Click on the link for seeing the dramatic
dancing from my visit of the Lors: Lor Choopy dance
This video clip is from the movie TREKKING THROUGH THE LAND OF THE IRANIAN
Sometimes I make some video clips from the movies. I make them as own
stories. Sometimes I just like to show the feelings, passion and action in the
movies and video clips. Other times I want to express a deeper meaning with it.
In these occasions I am more conscious about what I will achieve with the films.
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My main mission is to inspire other people to explore
the world and make friendship with other people. It's just what a called an
unique adventure. This video clip of the Lors display how hospitable some people
can be. It's the same with other nomadic groups as the Bakhtiaris and the
Qashqai. Regarding Iranian people in general, I can not think of a more friendly
and hospitable people. For they who consider to go there, can just check out
Lonely Planet and other information sources, and they will understand that I
tell the truth.
Read more about wonderful adventures in Iran
on our website.
Stein Morten Lund, 8 October 2005
See our video clip of dancing Choopy
with the Qashqai nomads in Iran: Qashqai Choopy dance
Coming up video clip with the
Bakhtiaris nomards in Iran.
During my tour
in Iran in July 2004, I become so inspired by the country's unique wonders and
rich culture. It was diverse, vibrant and magical. The greatest wonder of them
all was the people. For me it was obvious: with such kindness and hospitality,
Iranian people and culture never fails to win the hearts of them who visit the
When I started to make the documentary movie about the nomads in Iran, this
vision stood clear for me. I visited three nomadic groups during my tour in
Iran: Bakhtiyaris (Bactrians), Luri (Lor) and Qashqai. I became so fascinated by
their heart and soul that I got a special feeling for them, and this is my story
expressed through a movie. Based on my own experiences I called the movie:
TREKKING THROUGH THE LAND OF THE IRANIAN
The Choopy dance it`s not really a fight. Dancing shown in the
video clip, the dancers show each other respect and enjoy being together. When
it`s a competion, it can turn to be a fight and attenders can be seriously
wonded. Both the wood sticks can be heavy. The biggest one is 1 to 1,5 metre,
and being hit by this stick, it could be quite painful. Anyway attenders are not
suppose to use this one to hit, but just for defence. Another rule is that it`s
not allowed to hit the competitor above the knee. When the dances turnes pretty
wild, the dancers forget this sometimes! Read more about the Choopy dance on our