Dorchester Film Society
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The Story of the Weeping Camel

Mar 23, 2006 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Byambasuren Davaa
  • Year: 2003
  • Country: Germany/Mongolia
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 42
  • B: 40
  • C: 12
  • D: 2
  • E: 1
  • Overall: 80.9
The Story of the Weeping Camel

This fascinating docudrama, in the tradition of Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North, follows a family of Mongolian camel-herders who use music and ritual to establish the bond between a new-born colt and its recalcitrant mother. A bizarre and affecting picture of another world - harsh, yet harmonious.