The Story of the weeping camel

The Story of the weeping camel

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DVD - 2005 | Mongolian
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A family of nomadic shepherds assists with the births of their camel herd in the South Mongolian Gobi Desert. One of the camels has an extremely difficult delivery, but with help from the family, delivers a rare white colt. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the baby, refusing it her milk and motherly love. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads send their two youngest boys on a journey to a town in search of a musician who, according to ancient ritual, will perform a ceremony that is meant to coax the mother into nursing her baby.
Publisher: [United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2005
ISBN: 9780780624894
Branch Call Number: DVD 951.73 ST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 01, 2018

Hard to watch a movie in Mongolian without subtitles.

Dec 23, 2017

VERY GOOD 2005 film peek into Mongolian family life/culture. Fun to see them riding those double humped camels...and lots more. Beautifully photographed, both Gobi desert and into Mongolian family huts, etc.

Jul 26, 2017

A Beautiful Film elucidating the healing power of music and the sweetness of a simple life.

Jan 14, 2016

It was very interesting to watch this family interact with each other and their animals to watch their every day lives. If you want to get a glimpse into the lives of Mongolians then this is the film to watch!

Jul 07, 2013

This movie/documentary is showing incredibly beautiful people, the love they express in each of their day to day acts.
Their dignity, wisdom, ... the way they manage with the camel,... it's all magical and deeply moving

May 22, 2013

If you are interested we talked about this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club. We discuss three movies a month and we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month

May 05, 2012

This is not an action film, and if you're not patient with documentaries about slower-moving cultures than ours you might not enjoy it, but I thought it was great.

Nov 27, 2011

The comments from thinktink and homoras say more about the writers than the film itself. This film explores something of value from another culture. The importance of camels in central Asia, especially a white camel, was emphasized by my international guest student from Kazkhstan. Viewed with an openness to this little understood culture, this film is interesting and makes one look at what is valuable in another way.

Captain_America Jul 26, 2011

This movie was SUPER boring and extemely confusing. The plot was dull and the acting terrible. Other then that . . .

Jun 27, 2011

The setting for this film is on the wide expanses of Mongolia. The photography is exquisiyte: you can’t miss with all this countryside. The dialogue, spare though it is, is in Mongolian and camel. The plot is even thinner. The star is a baby white camel born to a mother who rejected him. I’m not too sure what the plot is --- I fell asleep just before the video was over and I still hadn’t figured it out.
A great bet for insomniacs, camel lovers and people with time on their hands. Surely there must be something worth watching on PBS.
Rating: don’t even fire up the DVD player for this one.

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