The Story of the Weeping Camel

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“A family of nomads in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia is facing a problem when a white camel colt is born in a difficult birth and the mother refuses. Repeated efforts by the family to get the mother to the nurse colt. The colt stands alone and cries for his mother. The family worries that the colt will not survive. Finally, Dude (Enkhbulgan Ikhbayar), the eldest, is sent to a nearby town to find a musician who can perform a “”Hoos”" ceremony. Shortly Ugna (Uuganbaatar Ikhbayar) calls on the fly. The two boys travel miles across the desert, stopping at a neighbor’s stiff where Ugna is delighted with his first encounter with television. They travel to the village, and then return home with the word that a musician is underway. The musical ceremony is performed in an effort to make the mother camel to accept her foal. The Story of the Weeping Camel is a blend of documentary footage and narrative. The filmmakers and Luigi Falorni Byambasuren Davaa actual distribution of a nomadic family of herders and shot many of the events of the film as they occurred. The Story of the Weeping Camel was selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art for inclusion in the 2004 edition of New Directors / New Films. “

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