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60 Ratings

Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life

United States, 1925


The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

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Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life Directed by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Critics reviews

The photography throughout is stunning, proving the filmmakers’ preternatural skill at composing images. The camera is always at a beautifully expressive distance, and the frame is utilized in surprisingly sophisticated ways… The self-focus doesn’t make for especially incisive ethnographic filmmaking, but it is undeniably thrilling as cinema.
February 03, 2014
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