Veins of the World
Byambasuren Davaa | Germany, Mongolia | 2020 | 96'
In the middle of the Mongolian steppe, 11-year old Amra lives a traditional nomad life with his mother Zaya, father Erdene and little sister Altaa. While Zaya takes care of the flock, Erdene works as a mechanic and sells Zaya's homemade cheese at the local market. Their peaceful routine is threatened by the encroachment of international mining companies, digging for gold and devastating the natural habitat. Erdene is the leader of the last nomads opposing them, and tries to unite and convince his comrades not to accept the compensation the companies have offered.
Bat-Ireddui Batmunkh, Enerel Tumen, Algirchamin Baatarsuren, Purevdorj Uranchimeg
BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion GmbH
Byambasuren Davaa, Jiska Rickels
Byambasuren Davaa was born in Mongolia in 1971. She studied International Law in Ulaanbaatar and for a few years worked as a presenter for Mongolian state television. After a diploma in directing, in 2000 she attended the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich. The documentary The Story of the Weeping Camel, which marked her debut as a director, made with Luigi Falorni, was an Oscar nominee in 2004. Her end of course film, in 2005, The Cave of the Yellow Dog, was presented at festivals all over the world. Veins of the World is her first feature-length fiction film.
2020 – Veins of the World, ff
2008 – The Song of the Two Horses, ff (doc)
2005 – The Cave of the Yellow Dog, ff (doc)
2003 – The Story of the Weeping Camel, ff (doc)