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The Wind Carries Us Home

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Through rituals of birth and death, the filmmaker and her family reconnect with their ancestral land in the Gobi Desert.

Directors Spotlight

Udval Altangerel


Udval Altangerel is a Mongolian filmmaker based between Ulaanbaatar and Los Angeles. In her work she explores the themes of personal and national histories, language, and (home)land. Her work has screened at Locarno Film Festival, Images Festival, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, and Tacoma Film Festival, where she received Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Short Film. She was selected to participate in Locarno Open Doors and the Flaherty Film Seminar. Udval received her MFA in Film Directing from California Institute of the Arts.

  • Year: 2022
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Country: Mongolia, USA
  • Language: Mongolian
  • Director: Udval Altangerel
  • Sound Design: Christina C. Nguyen
  • Premiere: East Coast

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