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Grass : a nation's battle for life

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  • DVD 305.8915 G768 (CEN)

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Full screen version.


Silent film with English intertitles and music accompaniment.


Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison.

Publication Information

[Harrington Park, NJ] : Milestone Film & Video ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [1999]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (71 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


A documentary in which Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack and Marguerite Harrison travel through Asia Minor and Iraq to reach a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtiari. They follow the tribe on its forty-eight day trek across deserts, streams, and mountains to reach pasture for their flocks. These three people were the first Westerners to cross the Zardeh Kuh Pass and the first to make this migration with the tribes.


Originally produced as a motion picture in 1925.

Bonus feature: film historian Rudy Behlmer audio interviews with producer-director Merian C. Cooper.

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