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Shaman tour

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  01:03:00  2009  Color  Sound

In this film, Laetitia Merli follows Enkhetuya and her family who, every summer set up their camp on the Huvsgul Lake shores in North Mongolia. They are Tsaatan, reindeer herders and she is a famous shaman. They live from tourism, asking money for pictures, souvenirs and special shamanic rituals for the tourists. But this year, other Tsaatan families have planned to move down from the taiga to the lake to get their part of the tourist business. The competition to be the first camp on the tourist road is getting harder and harder.
The film explores the relationships between locals and tourists as well as the family's strategies to survive in a globalised world. The anthropologist-filmmaker has been visiting North Mongolia for years and knows very well Enkhetuya's family. Her close camera follows the shaman in her everyday life, taking the family's point of view.

Associate producer : FAG prod
Producer : CNRS Images
Executive producer : Les Ateliers du Doc
Director : MERLI Laetitia
Audiovisual processReal shots.
Interviews (live sound).
Date of broadcasting27/05/2011 (Arte)
Rediffusions2011/06/03 (Arte)   2012/02/10 (Arte)   2012/02/17 (Arte)  
RewardsFestival international Jean Rouch 29ème bilan du film ethnographique : Prix Mario Ruspoli, avril 2010, Paris (France).


Ethnology Asia



Technical Sheet
Item No.2054
PublicLarge audience ; Specialised audience
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
VersionFrench ; English
DistributionSale (private use), Sale (institutionnal use)
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