The Story of the Weeping Camel

01/11/2004
  |  Book Tickets: 06/02/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 01/11/2004
  |  91 min
Rated U by the BBFC

Synopsis

Documentary intercut with tender narrative drama set in the Gobi desert in Mongolia. When a camel gives birth to a rare white camel colt, the difficult and protracted delivery leads to problems: the mother rejects her baby and refuses him her milk or bodily warmth. This turn of events spells disaster for the nomadic family to whom the camels belong, and they send their two sons off to the nearest town (some 30 miles away, on camels across the desert) to find a musician who can perform the ancient 'Hoos' ceremony that will reconcile the mother with her son. The film won the 2003 European Film Award for Best Documentary.

Contains scene of animal being born
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