Sleepless / Repeat until death
A Mongolian mine worker takes his sick daughter away from the heavily polluted capital of Ulaanbaatar. In the hope of a cure, he consults a rural shaman. To his consternation he witnesses at first-hand how the traditional lives of nomads and shamans are experiencing the very same pressures as city dwellers in terms of pollution.
The makers of this moving and poetic film are the Dutch duo, Sil van der Woerd and Jorik Dozy. They frequently film on exotic locations to address ecological and humanitarian issues. Their fourth production in Mongolia is perhaps the most moving of these. As is the case in much of their work, music plays a big role and, sadly, it only goes towards intensifying their bleak message.