Sweetgrass presents a riveting and poetic portrait of the American West just as one of its traditional ways of life dies out. Shot amidst the grandeur of Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the film follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous mountains for summer pasture. Magnificently photographed and unsparingly candid, Sweetgrass discovers a world of harsh beauty and arduous labor, where humans still work in rugged intimacy with nature.
The filmmakers of Sweetgrass documented the final sheep drive of the Allestad Ranch in Montana. Now we want you to share your stories about ways of life that are ending in your communities. The changes may be coming slowly or they may be happening rapidly. Some may require immediate protection, while for others, it may already be too late.
Enter your stories in the comments section below. (And if you have images or video that you want to share… tag it #sweetgrass on Flickr and YouTube!)