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The Story Of The Weeping Camel
Reviewed by: David Haviland
In the Gobi desert, a family of herders face a crisis when one their camels refuses to nurse its calf.
The calf's cries are unbearable and without its mother's milk it will die, so they arrange a traditional music ritual to reunite the pair.
This is a charming and unusual film, creating a fictional drama from mostly documentary footage.
However, despite some moving scenes, there's really only enough material for a short. As a result, the film feels very slow.Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2004