Mongolia2020documentary52'International Documentary Competition
Why are there so many suicide attempts among the inhabitants of Mongolia today? The reasons may vary, but most often people are pushed to the brink by poverty and lack of prospects. Showing different stories the film focuses on experiences and emotions that accompanied such desperate gestures. They are reported by the protagonists themselves or evoked by images of specific places or landscapes. In most cases it is impossible to reverse the tragic course of events. Both the lives of those who survived and of the mourning families must go on.
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- Q&A guestNomin Lkhagvasuren
She comes from Mongolia. She has worked as a journalist for local and international news services. She has collaborated with human rights organisations and taught journalism. As a communications consultant, she has worked for the UN and its agendas. She also works as a researcher, translator and script consultant on many international film projects. "The Wheel", which has been awarded at IDFA, is her documentary debut.
- Batbileg Zoljargal, Turmanlai Manaljav
- Nomin Lkhagvasuren
- Shinetsog Geni Dorjnyam, Batkhuu Gankhuu
- Ikhbayar Urchuud
- Nomin Lkhagvasuren (BAL Films)