The Story of the Weeping Camel

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Documentary, Drama
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: August 20, 2004
DVD: January 25, 2005

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Cast: Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Amgaabazar Gonson, Zeveljamz Nyam, Ikhbayar Amgaabazar


A family of herders in Mongolia's Gobi desert face a crisis when a mother camel rejects her newborn calf after a particularly difficult birth. Without it's mother's milk, the little camel will not survive.

So, in accordance with an ancient ritual, a musician is summoned from a far-off village to perform a ceremony that is meant to coax the mother into nursing her baby. Apart from reuniting parent with child, legend has it that the ritual has the miraculous side effect of causing the mother to weep.

Director: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni
Studio: ThinkFilm
Producer(s): Tobias Siebert
Screenplay: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni
Official Site: www.thinkfilmcompanycom/weepingcamel/

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