Veins of the World (Die Adern der Welt)

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Film Info
Section:Family Films
World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:97 min.
Director:Byambasuren Davaa
Producer:Eva Kemme
Tobias Siebert
Ansgar Frerich
Screenwriter:Byambasuren Davaa
Jiska Rickels
Cinematographer:Talal Khoury
Cast:Bat-Ireedui Batmunkh
Enerel Tumen
Algirchamin Baatarsuren
Print Source:Global Screen
Note Writer:Nadia Ismail


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 6:00pm PT on Thursday, October 8, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington.


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OPENING NIGHT ONLINE: A child of nomadic herders tending the sweeping lands of the Mongolian steppe, 11-year-old Amra dutifully helps his parents take care of their land, sheep, and goats. When his work is finished, he devours YouTube videos with his friends, dreaming of being featured as a singer on Mongolia's Got Talent with his folk hymn "Golden Veins." As greedy gold mining companies begin threatening the community's traditional way of life, Amra's father organizes an opposition group within their close-knit clan. Following a sudden, tragic accident, Amra must grow up quickly to become the protector of his family and carry on a legacy of preserving his people and their lands. Mongolian-born, German-based filmmaker Byambasuren Davaa (The Cave of the Yellow Dog, MVFF28; and the Oscar®-nominated The Story of the Weeping Camel) has crafted a beautifully shot, hopeful testament to the power of preserving cultural heritage and embracing the resistance required to defend it. Age 10+


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Additional Information

Byambasuren Davaa was born in Mongolia in 1971. While pursuing her degree in Munich in 2000 studying Documentary Film Directing at the University for Television & Film, Davaa became the most important director in Mongolia with her first feature film, The Story of the Weeping Camel, which won numerous awards, including the Bavarian Film Award, and was nominated for an Oscar®. In 2005, her graduation film The Cave of the Yellow Dog was released in cinemas around the globe. In 2018, she directed Veins of the World based on her own screenplay.