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
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
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.