Centre for Photography and Visual Culture

Sweetgrass (Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2009)

Wednesday 3 June, 16.00-18.00
Silverstone 309, University of Sussex

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