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Streaming video

Title Depending on heaven
Published London, UK : Royal Anthropological Institute, 1988


Description 1 online resource (53 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online ; volume 2
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
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 23, 2013)
This edition in an undetermined language with English subtitles
Subject Mongols -- Social life and customs
Nomads -- China -- Inner Mongolia
Nomads -- Mongolia
Manners and customs.
Mongols -- Social life and customs.
Inner Mongolia (China) -- Social life and customs
Mongolia -- Social life and customs
China -- Inner Mongolia.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Entell, Peter
Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland