Veins of the World


Digital Screening Room Mon, May 4, 2020 12:00 PM
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 15, 2020
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Festival Programs:Asian Frontiers
Women & Film
Asian Interest
Culture & Society
Family Drama
Family Friendly
Social Justice
Women Directors
Release Year:2020
Runtime:97 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Global Screen
Director:Byambasuren Davaa
Producer:Eva Kemme
Ansgar Frerich
Tobias Siebert
Cinematographer:Talal Khoury
Screenwriter:Byambasuren Davaa
Editor:Anne Jünemann
Composer:Jan Miserre
John Gürtler
Principal Cast:Bat-Ireedui Batmunkh
Enerel Tumen
Algirchamin Baatarsuren
Purevdorj Uranchimeg
Filmography:The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003)
The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005)
The Two Horses of Genghis Khan (2009)


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When his father dies suddenly, Amra and his mother Zaya have to find a way to survive on the often harsh Mongolian steppes. To make matters worse, gold mining threatens both their livelihood herding goats… and Amra’s dream to be on Mongolia’s Got Talent.

12-year-old Amra is an average kid, going to school during the day and helping his parents with their goat herd in the afternoon. But when his father, a cornerstone in the community, meets tragedy, Amra’s world falls apart. Racked with guilt, he feels the need to step into his father’s shoes, financially supporting the family and preventing a large mining company from ruining his homeland--all the while abandoning his dreams of performing a traditional Mongolian song his father taught him on Mongolia’s Got Talent. From acclaimed Mongolian director Byambasuren Davaa comes a tale of resistance and hope.

Director Biography

Byambasuren Davaa

Born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 1971, Byambasuren Davaa was educated at the Movie Academy in Ulaanbaatar and documentary film and communication sciences at the University of Television and Film Munich. She directed The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005), but burst onto the scene in 2003 with her documentary The Story of the Weeping Camel, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary at the 77th Academy Awards.