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Grass (1925)




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Directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack shot this film about the Bakhtiari tribe of southwestern Iran. Twice each year, this tribe herds over half a million animals across the treacherous waters of the Karun River. At one point, all of the tribe members must scale the 15,000-foot Zardeh Kuh mountain. This B&W film captures the simple bravery of these families as they tend to their large herds.


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Critic Reviews for Grass

All Critics (13) | 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.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

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.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

Topographically beautiful and historically potent.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

[A] marvelously well-photographed record of human life in outlying parts of the world.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

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