Nov 9, 2009

Movie Meme: The Story of the Weeping Camel

Monday Movie Meme: this week's movie topic is all about Life Changers....what movies had such an impact that they caused a change in our behavior, beliefs, or exposed us to a new passion? Share on your blog movies that caused a major impact in your life. Then link back to the hosts at  The Bumbles Blog,

Here's my "life-changing" movie, an award-winning documentary:

"The Story of the Weeping Camel is an enchanting film that follows the adventures of a family of herders in Mongolia's Gobi region who face a crisis when the mother camel unexpectedly rejects her newborn calf after a particularly difficult birth. Uniquely composed of equal parts reality, drama, and magic, this film is a window into a different way of life and the universal terrain of the heart."
(From The Story of the Weeping Camel by National Geographic.)

Amazing how music was used to "soothe the savage beast" - how someone played music to calm and entice the young camel into finally accepting and allowing her calf to feed. Beautiful cinematography and story/documentary.

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  1. Sounds very interesting--and made by National Geographic. Kind of guarantees it will be good. thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oh, this was an amazing movie! I watched it years ago with my kids. On top of all that, I have an affinity for camels (always have, but can't explain why!).

  3. Sounds wonderful! thank you for telling us about this unusual-sounding flick!

  4. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds very good. It's a good question, too - I'll have to give it some thought!


  5. This movie sounds wonderful! It was tugging at my heart just by you writing about it. Thank you for sharing this!

  6. I love Ntl. Geo so I'm sure this film is as interesting as you've made it sound. Great choice and thanks for introducing it to me.

  7. Bumbles: I should have written a spoiler alert as I told how the movie ended.

  8. Sounds lovely. I want to see it now.


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