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Call for Grace

Call for Grace. © GCVA

Series Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology Student Film
Director Laetitia Merli
Country/Production UK
Release 2000
Length 30 mins
Format Colour / PAL / All region
Location Mongolia, Ulan Baatar / Asia
Ethnic Group Mongolian
Language Mongolian (English subtitles)
Collection GCVA, School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester
University School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester
Prizes/Commendations Commendation Student Film Prize 2003

Order No RAI-200.3097
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During Mongolia's seventy years of domination by the Soviet Union, shamanism, like many aspects of Mongolian tradition, was forbidden by the Communist authorities, and went into decline. Since the early 1990s, however, it has been undergoing a revival, eater to regain its place in Mongolian cultural identity. This film explores the life of the shaman-master Tomor, at his centre in Ulaan Baatar.

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