The Story of the Weeping Camel

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It’s not often that two camels gets the red carpet treatment from Hollywood, but a new documentary called “The Story of the Weeping Camel” has captured the eye of the Academy.

The Oscar-nominated documentary follows the lives of a nomadic family in the Gobi desert, and their camels. The story describes the reunion a mother camel, her colt and the family that raises them.

The film is a window into ancient nomadic culture and its inevitable collision with the modern world. We’ll talk with one of the directors, Luigi Falorniwho, spent months in Mongolia getting to know the family and the camels. A look inside the living traditions of the Gobi Desert.


Luigi Falorni, writer, director and cinematographer of “The Story of the Weeping Camel,” nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.