POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Sweetgrass
by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Sweetgrass
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/sweetgrass
National PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, July 5 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

Sweetgrass presents a riveting and poetic portrait of the American West just as one of its traditional ways of life dies out. Shot amidst the grandeur of Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the film follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture. Magnificently photographed and unsparingly candid, Sweetgrass discovers a world of harsh beauty and arduous labor, where humans still work in rugged intimacy with nature. An Official Selection of the 2010 New York Film Festival.

Participate in a live chat and share your thoughts about Sweetgrass on Wednesday, July 6 at 2PM ET, the day after the broadcast of Sweetgrass. The live chat will feature filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor.
Visit the POV website to learn surprising facts about sheep and watch the filmmaker interview, along with other special features.
Teachers, access lesson plans and video clips!
To buy the DVD go to http://cinemaguild.com/

Host a screening and discussion of Sweetgrass. Apply online!

Sweetgrass will be streaming online July 6, 2011 to September 29, 2011.

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