Call for Grace

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2000 / 30 minutes

Directed by
Laetitia Merli
Anthropologist
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