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Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel/The Story of the Weeping Camel

A Bactrian camel mother gives birth to a rare white foal and refuses to bond with her baby. The camel farmers, who live in a yurt in the vast expanse of the Gobi desert, are at their wits’ end as to what to do. “The mother must see her son!” proclaims Odgoo, mother of three. … Continue reading

The rise of the documentary novel

I touched on this briefly in my post about William Dalrymple’s wonderful book Nine Lives. However, the documentary novel has the power to delight and also inform, much as its film counterpart does. Whilst not visually anthropological, it is linguistically so. Darja Mazi-Leskovar reminds us that “literature has always relied on facts to make fictional … Continue reading

Golmud Celebrates 2014 Qinghai World Mountain Documentary Festival

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/6359/20140811/golmud-celebrates-2014-qinghai-world-mountain-documentary-festival.htm An entire documentary film festival dedicated to isolated and endangered rural communities, focused on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.