British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Depending on Heaven

Synopsis
Focuses on the Mongols living in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. In two 28-minute parts: 1) follows the life of a nomadic Mongol family on their yearly journey following the herds across north China; 2) shows a more contemporary view of the Mongols trying to reclaim the desert in a more sedentary life currently encouraged by the Chinese government. Highlight disturbing environmental issues regarding the destruction of these northern grasslands.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 56 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
Sale (RAI); 2000 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Mongolia; nomadic communities

Credits

Director
Peter Entell

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.
Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 207 times.