Mongolia part 2: The City on the Steppes

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1975 / 52 minutes

Directed by
Brian Moser
Anthropologist
Country of production
United Kingdom
Series
Disappearing World Series

The second of two films on Mongolia made by Granada Television in 1974–75 looks at life in Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia and home of a quarter of the population. The city celebrates the 53rd anniversary of the socialist revolution with parades, festivals, wrestling and archery contests, and a remarkable horse-race. (The child jockeys are usually between 7 and 12 years old.) The film returns to a shepherd's camp on a collective for the traditional celebration of Tsagan Sar, the lunar New Year festival now known as the Herdsman's New Year.

Language and subtitles
English with English Subtitles
Region
Central Asia and Far East
Country
Mongolia
Keywords
Festivals / Carnival Urban Everyday Life