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Herders of Mongun-Taiga, The

Synopsis
The Tuvanians live deep inside the Soviet Union at the centre of Asia. With ‘glasnost’, the new openness, a film crew was allowed to film the nomadic yak herders of Mongun-Taiga, a rugged district on the border with Mongolia. Looks at the methods used by herders to protect their children from destructive spirits. Shamanic beliefs continue despite state disapproval. *RAI
Series
Disappearing World, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 51 min.
Year of production
1989
Availability
Hire (RAI)
Sale (Granada); 2005 sale: £50.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Notes
Broadcast on ITV 6/89.
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Asia; nomadic communities; Soviet Union; Tuvanians

Credits

Director
John Sheppard
Producer
John Sheppard
Contributor
Caroline Humphrey

Production Company

Name

Touch Productions

Sponsor

Name

Granada Television

Web
http://www.granadamedia.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7734 8080
Fax
020 7494 6280
Address
Non-Theatric Sales
36 Golden Square
London
W1R 4AH

Distributor

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

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