Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life
Directed by: Merian Cooper, Ernest, Schoedsack
(70 mins) In 1924, film makers Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack filmed the migration of the Bakhtiari tribe of Iran (then Persia). Twice a year, more than 50,000 people and half a million animals surmounted seemingly impossible obstacles to take their herds to pasture. These obstacles include the raging and icy waters of the half-mile-wide Karun River and the side of the sheer, snow-covered rock face of the 15,000 foot Zardeh Kuh mountain. This is a restored and full-length version of the legendary silent film, complete with a new Iranian score. The original subtitles remain. Excellent historical footage.