Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Film: The Story of the Weeping Camel

Tue, March 23, 2010 | GRG 102 Geography building, corner of 24th and Whitis.

UT's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is proud to present a film series of rare comedies and dramas from Central Asia.   These films are evidence that the most visually unique and charming films being produced today are coming out of a little known part of the world, Central Asia.  You won't find most of these films being shown at your local cineplex or on Netflix.  Toss your copy of 'Borat' out the window, and come see samples of Central Asian cinema that have been called transcendant, surrealist, and captivating.
Films will be shown on Tuesdays from February 23 – March 30 at 7:00pm in GRG 102 (Geography Building, corner of 24th and Whitis).
Films are in original language with English subtitles.

Tues. Mar. 23

The Story of the Weeping Camel - Mongolia (2004) 87 mins.

Critics raved about this Oscar-nominated uplifting drama.  Beautifully shot in the open vistas of the Gobi desert, the film tells the story of two boys in search of a camel-whisperer.

"A real discovery!"  Roger Ebert

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