- Films 2015 - Mongolia - The Story of the Weeping Camel (Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel)
Films 2015 - Mongolia - The Story of the Weeping Camel (Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel)
The Story of the Weeping Camel (Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel)
Director: Luigi Falorni, Byambasuren Davaa, 2003
90 minutes – Germany / Mongolia
A German docudrama about a family of nomadic shepherds in the Gobi Desert trying to save the life of a rare white bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) calf after it was rejected by its mother.
SYNOPSIS from IMBD: Springtime in the Gobi Desert, South Mongolia. A family of nomadic shepherds assists the births of their camel herd. One of the camels has an excruciatingly difficult delivery but, with help from the family, out comes a rare white colt. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the newborn, refusing it her milk and her motherly love. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads send their two young boys on a journey through the desert, to a backwater town in search of a musician who is their only hope for saving the colt's life.
Awards: Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Documentaries