The Wind Carries us Home
»When you feel bad, visit the place where you were born,« we’re told at the beginning of the film. In the endless expanses of the Gobi desert, the film-maker and women from her family gather to perform rituals of birth and death. These enable the different generations to connect with their ancestral land. The female members of the community have a healing power, just like the wind.
Udval Altangerel is a Mongolian film-maker 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 been screened at various film festivals such as the Tacoma Film Festival, where she received an honourable mention for Best Documentary Short Film. Udval received her MFA in Film Directing from California Institute of the Arts.
Films by Udval Altangerei (Selection)
The Wind Carries Us Home 2022 | FALGSC 2021 | Orbita 2020 | How Are You, My Child 2018