Based on interviews with Oklahoma women aged 85 to 101 years, Wind Grass Song presents a unique vision of U.S. regional culture through an invaluable oral history. In this impressionistic documentary, venerable faces and voices of these elderwomen–Black, Native American and white–are interwoven with highly evocative shots of the landscape. Summer locusts, prairie grass and tornadoes of red earth are swept into the rhythms of rural life on the Great Plains, conveying how the land shaped the lives of these courageous women.
This film was distributed by Women Make Movies in NY for many years. For the last few years it has been unavailable, except where copies exist in libraries. This version is subtitled, and some minor modifications to sound levels made. - Tori