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A Mongolian miner takes his sick daughter away from the heavily polluted city to see the shaman. Upon finding a new home with the reindeer herders in the forest, he learns that this world too, is changing.

Director: Jorik Dozy, Sil van der Woerd
Length: 13:07
Country: Mongolia
Language: Mongolian
Year: 2019

Additional Info

Director Biography: Dutch directors Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy started to co-direct in 2017. In their Music Videos and Short Films they combine exotic locations, stunning cinematography and high end visual effects to tell heartfelt stories that often touch on ecological and humanitarian issues.   In 2018 their works received 28 award wins. Music video Birthplace, about the pressing issue of plastic pollution in our oceans, won Best Music Video at the prestigious CamerImage film festival (Poland) and Video Of The Year at the AIM Independent Music Awards.

Director Statement: The biggest crisis of our time is the climate emergency. To say something about such a complex issue, we traveled to Mongolia, where - due to climate change - an increasing amount of herders and nomads are unable to sustain their nomadic lifestyle. As a result, they relocate to the city and burn coal to stay warm, polluting the city and creating one of the worst public health emergencies in the world. We wanted to capture Mongolia's abundant beauty and at the same time expose its pressing environmental issues.  

Producer: Sean Lin
Cast: Munkhjin Bayanmunkh, Yalalt Namsrai