Central Eurasian Studies at Harvard University
FILM- Story of the Weeping Camel (Mongolia), April 11, 5 pm, CGIS North, N031
Posted by: Hillary Colter <email@example.com>
The Davis Center Student Film Series Continues with the Mongolian film
The Story of the Weeping Camel.
Wednesday, April 11 at 5 pm
CGIS North, Room N-031 (concourse level)
CGIS North is located at 1737 Cambridge Street, just one short block
east of Memorial Hall. Snacks will be provided
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Mongolia). 2003. 87 mintutes.
Directed by Byambasuren Davaa. In Mongolian with English subtitles.
Synopsis: In the spring of the Gobi Desert, in South Mongolia, a
nomadic family of shepherds has troubles when one camel has a tough
two days delivery, immediately rejecting the offspring. The family
unsuccessfully uses their best efforts trying to force the female to
accept and feed the newborn. When there is no further hope of saving
the animal, they send their two sons to bring a musician from the
nearest town to perform a ritual and save the "baby camel".
The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is sponsoring a
spring semester film series for students and affiliates with an
interest in Russia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. This semester we
are focusing on Central Asia and Russia. The series is free of
charge, and showcases lesser-known films from the region (in the
original languages with English subtitles).
The film series webpage, with complete schedule, is located at:
Feel free to contact Hillary Colter (hcolter@fas, 5-4038), Susan Sypko
(sypko@fas, 6-2643), or George Soroka (soroka@fas) with any questions.
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