The story of the weeping camel

The story of the weeping camel

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DVD - 2005 | Mongolian
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A family of nomadic shepherds assists with the births of their camel herd in the South Mongolian Gobi Desert. One of the camels has an extremely difficult delivery, but with help from the family, delivers a rare white colt. Despite the efforts of the shepherds, the mother rejects the baby, refusing it her milk and motherly love. When any hope for the little one seems to have vanished, the nomads send their two youngest boys on a journey to a town in search of a musician who, according to ancient ritual, will perform a ceremony that is meant to coax the mother into nursing her baby.
Publisher: [United States] : New Line Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2005].
Edition: Widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.851).
ISBN: 9780780650145
078065014X
Branch Call Number: PN1997 .S767 2005
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 87 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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sakanataka
Jul 26, 2017

A Beautiful Film elucidating the healing power of music and the sweetness of a simple life.

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Britty346
Jan 14, 2016

It was very interesting to watch this family interact with each other and their animals to watch their every day lives. If you want to get a glimpse into the lives of Mongolians then this is the film to watch!

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soniagalbi
Jul 07, 2013

This movie/documentary is showing incredibly beautiful people, the love they express in each of their day to day acts.
Their dignity, wisdom, ... the way they manage with the camel,... it's all magical and deeply moving

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ericbrown
May 22, 2013

If you are interested we talked about this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club. We discuss three movies a month and we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month

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SeattleLizzie
May 05, 2012

This is not an action film, and if you're not patient with documentaries about slower-moving cultures than ours you might not enjoy it, but I thought it was great.

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NERichard
Nov 27, 2011

The comments from thinktink and homoras say more about the writers than the film itself. This film explores something of value from another culture. The importance of camels in central Asia, especially a white camel, was emphasized by my international guest student from Kazkhstan. Viewed with an openness to this little understood culture, this film is interesting and makes one look at what is valuable in another way.

Captain_America Jul 26, 2011

This movie was SUPER boring and extemely confusing. The plot was dull and the acting terrible. Other then that . . .

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zipread
Jun 27, 2011

The setting for this film is on the wide expanses of Mongolia. The photography is exquisiyte: you can’t miss with all this countryside. The dialogue, spare though it is, is in Mongolian and camel. The plot is even thinner. The star is a baby white camel born to a mother who rejected him. I’m not too sure what the plot is --- I fell asleep just before the video was over and I still hadn’t figured it out.
A great bet for insomniacs, camel lovers and people with time on their hands. Surely there must be something worth watching on PBS.
Rating: don’t even fire up the DVD player for this one.

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mexicanadiense
May 01, 2011

A remarkable documentary, I recommend it for both young families and those interested in Mongol culture in equal measure. It's truly amazing to see how traditionally the protagonists continue to live, although there is every evidence of encroaching modernity. Furthermore, their ability to manage their livestock, physically and emotionally, is awe-inspiring.

Check this one out; it may take a while to get going, but the pay-off is worth it!

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HereHere
Mar 15, 2010

This is a slow movie, but if you are curious about how life is in Mongolia's Gobi desert, or curious to see and hear lots of camels, including actually seeing a camel birth, it is a great show. Have a good luck at the ger (hut) in the final scene.

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