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Grass: A Nation's Battle For Life
Description: Follows a branch of the Bakhtiari tribe of Lurs in Persia as they and their herds make their seasonal journey to better pastures. It documents the caravan route from Angora (modern-day Ankara, Turkey) to the Bakhtiari lands in Persia (western Iran in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province and the eastern part of Khuzestan). They then follow Haidar Khan as he leads 50,000 of his people and countless animals on a harrowing trek across the Karun River and over Zard Kuh, the highest peak in the Zagros Mountains.
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Clip #: TFA-382
Length: 10:34
Year: 1925
Color: B/W
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1920s
Region: Central Asia
Country: Iran
Subject: Mountain Climbing
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1920s, 1925, Asia Minor, Persia, Angora, Bakhtiari tribe, Lurs, caravan, campsite, caravan leader Haidar Khan, son Lufta, livestock, breaking camp, caravan continuing on, Karun River, goatskin floats being built and used to cross river, livestock being driven through rapids, Haidar and Lufta on horseback, mountain range, caravan climbing steep mountain, caravan climbing snow and ice covered Zardeh Kuh and down other side, Zard-Kuh, livestock grazing in pasture

Notes:
This is a condensed version of a 71 minute film

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