POV’s 24th season continues with the U.S. broadcast premiere of Sweetgrass on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Check your local listings.

Sweetgrass is a true-life western with the last of modern-day cowboys leading their flock of sheep into the breathtaking and often dangerous Montana mountains for summer pasture. Filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor present a riveting and poetic portrait of the American West just as one of its traditional ways of life dies out.

The film experience continues at POV’s Sweetgrass companion website:

Visit POV’s Sweetgrass companion site for more interactive features and a giveaway for Sweetgrass prizes.

POV’s 24th season continues on PBS Tuesday nights through September 27, concluding with a special broadcast on November 10. Keep up with the films at http://pbs.org/pov, on Twitter @povdocs or on Facebook.

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Alva French is a freelance multimedia journalist and was a POV Digital intern in Summer 2011. She has been blogging on French and Francophone music, politics and culture since 2007 and is an aspiring documentary filmmaker. Alva is currently an M.A. candidate in International Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.