Veins of the world

Byambasuren Davaa

Eleven-year-old Amra is a child of the Mongolian steppe, where he lives in a traditional nomad community.. Amra watches YouTube clips with his friends and dreams of making an appearance on Mongolia’s Got Talent. At home, the grown-ups convene to discuss the group’s future. Global mining companies and their hunger for gold represent an imminent threat to the herders’ way of life. When his father falls victim to a fatal accident, the challenges of harsh reality force Amra to abandon his childhood fantasies and to honour his father’s legacy. A humble family portrait, in contrast to beautiful, unlimited nature landscapes, that might be lost soon. The film premiered at the Berlinale Film Fest.

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