Depending on heaven

This two part film focusses on Mongols living in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Both sections would be excellent as teaching aids, particularly when accompanied by appropriate literature. The cinematography is stunning, evoking a strong mixture of the power of the environment-the exp...

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Corporate Author: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
Other Authors: Entell, Peter.
Format: Electronic Video
Language:Undetermined
Published: London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1988.
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 2
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:This two part film focusses on Mongols living in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Both sections would be excellent as teaching aids, particularly when accompanied by appropriate literature. The cinematography is stunning, evoking a strong mixture of the power of the environment-the expanse of the desert and grasslands-and the will of the people who live there. The Grasslands follows the life of a nomadic Mongol family on their year's journey following their herds across northern China. This section portrays a traditional view of Mongolian life. The second part of the film, The Desert, gives a more contemporary view of Mongols attempting to reclaim the desert in the more sedentary lifestyle currently encouraged by the Chinese government. This second section brings in disturbing environmental questions regarding the destruction of these northern grasslands.
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 23, 2013).
Physical Description:1 online resource (53 min.).
Previously released as DVD.