Grass (1925)





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This silent documentary from globe-trotting filmmakers Cooper and Schoedsack, chronicles the annual trek of 50,0000 Persian nomads as they move their herds across the rugged and dangerous countryside toward greener pastures.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Classics, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Mar 28, 2000
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

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Critic Reviews for Grass

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

A fascinating, visually splendid film about the massive annual migration undertaken by Persia's Bakhtiari tribes in search of fresh pastures for their cattle.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It is an unusual and remarkable film offering, one that is instructive and compelling but in no way a story. Yet, in this picture, there is drama interspersed with captivating comedy.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Topographically beautiful and historically potent.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A friendly rivalry with Flaherty informs the venture, a record of vital importance for Rouch, Herzog, GŁney, et al.

Full Review… | September 21, 2015

Although the 75-year-old footage is in black and white and lacks a soundtrack, the hardship and determination of the tribesmen and women is searingly evoked.

Full Review… | September 21, 2015
Sky Movies

historic documentary and terrific anthropological study of people

Full Review… | January 20, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Grass


A good doc. from the silent days. It's about 2 filmakers and a female journalist going on a 4 month excursion with a tribe of 50k people through Persia looking for grasslands.Really amazing footage of deserts, mountains, and rivers. The river crossing scene is breathtaking and timeless.

cody franklin

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