The Story of the Weeping Camel

Directed by Byambasuren Davaa & Luigi Falorni

This ‘narrative documentary’ is equal parts fairy tale and Robert Flaherty (NANOOK OF THE NORTH), with its emotional and visually stunning depiction of the interlinked lives of traditional nomadic Mongolian herdsmen and their four-legged charges. Four generations of a family tend camels, sheep and goats in the harsh environs of the southern Gobi desert. When, following a difficult labour, a mother camel rejects her rare white colt, a violinist must be found to provide the ritual musical remedy for the heartbreaking and potentially fatal problem. Legend has it that when the mother camel hears the song, she will not only reclaim her colt, but also cry real tears. Watch this beautiful, magical film to find out if it really happens.

91 minutes


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