Call for Grace

© Merli
30 minutes / Colour / 2000
Directed by
Laetitia Merli


Country of production United Kingdom

Series Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

During Mongolia's seventy years of domination by the Soviet Union, shamanism, like many aspects of Mongolian tradition, was forbidden by the Communist authorities, and went into decline. Since the early 1990s, however, it has been undergoing a revival, eager to regain its place in Mongolian cultural identity. This film explores the life of the shaman-master Tomor, at his centre in Ulaan Baatar.

Language and subtitles Mongolian with English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted Ulan Baatar

Region Central Asia and Far East

Country Mongolia

Keywords Shamans and Shamanism Post-communism