Pamplona (Spain), 22-27 February 


Sweetgrass (Sweetgrass)
France / USA / United Kingdom | 2009 | 101'
: Lucien Castaing-Taylor e Ilisa Barbash
: Lucien Castaing-Taylor
: Castaing-Taylor / Barbash

: Ilisa Barbash


An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. The film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, climate and landscape, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.

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Castaing-Taylor and Barbash are filmmakers and Harvard scholars. They seek to combine the ambiguous and provocative nature of art with a documentary relation to experience. They have been working in Montana since 2001, juxtaposing the imposing, mythological landscapes of the west with multiple subjective soundtracks.