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Sweetgrass (2009)

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In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »

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Ilisa Barbash (uncredited), Lucien Castaing-Taylor (uncredited)
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In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey of almost three hundred kilometres through expansive green valleys, by fields of snow, and across hazardous, narrow ridges - a journey brimming with challenges. The aging shepherds do their very best to keep the hundreds of sheep together; the panoramic high mountains are teeming with hungry wolves and grizzly bears. Written by International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

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The Last Ride of the American Cowboy


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In the end credits, the very last entry reads "In Memoriam The Raisland - Allestad Ranch Wild Cat Creek, Sweetgrass County, Montana 1900 - 2004" See more »

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If you enjoy cruelty to animals....
9 August 2010 | by bmacstudioSee all my reviews

and call it beautiful, then I can see enjoying this film. Yes, it is well done....The camera work is really wonderful. What I'm not seeing is how this is anything but what it should be, an anti wool clothing piece. Good god, they abuse the sheep with shears and send them stripped into the snowy winter. Not a single scene where these guys treat any of these animals with respect.

Sorry, I'm actually watching it right now, and I understand there is ignorance at play, but these are horrible human beings.

Enjoy the "Magnificent... Wonderful... Astonishingly beautiful..." "Nature overwhelms the screen and even minds."

Really?


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English

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22 April 2011 (UK) See more »

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Montana, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,870, 10 January 2010

Gross USA:

$207,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,204
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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