Depending on Heaven

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1988 / 56 minutes

Directed by
Peter Entell
Country of production
Switzerland

The film is in two parts and focuses on the Mongols living in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Part One (28 minutes) follows the life of a nomadic Mongol family on their yearly journey following their herds across north China. Part Two (28 minutes) gives a more contemporary view of the Mongols trying to reclaim the desert in a more sedentary lifestyle currently encouraged by the Chinese government. The second section highlights disturbing environmental issues regarding the destruction of these northern grasslands.

REMASTERED 2017

Language and subtitles
Mongolian dialect with English Subtitles
Region
Central Asia and Far East
Country
China
Keywords
Environment Nomads and Nomadism Herding Everyday Life