Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Story of the Weeping Camel

The Story of the Weeping Camel is a documentary-style film about a nomadic family in Mongolia. One of their camels has a very difficult delivery of her baby camel, which is a rare white camel. But the mother rejects the baby, which would die if not fed by hand. The two young boys go on a long journey alone to the nearest town, to find a musician to help the mother camel accept her baby.

The desert is harsh but beautiful, the family life is simple, and the family has a not surprising confrontation with modernity.

It was an enjoyable film. Our whole family watched it together.

1 comment:

  1. I liked the part where the boys are finally in the "modern" town. The younger one, who's about eight, is amazed by TV and can't tear his eyes away. The local kids are wearing jeans and hanging around looking bored and kind of mean, while these two boys in traditional garb walk by. It reminded me a lot of Ordinary Wolves, when the narrator came into town from his igloo in the Alaskan wilderness.

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