by Zulaa Urchuud
Mongolia · 2017 · Color and Black and White · 3' · o.v. No Dialogue
15 - 21 | 02 | 2021
In the 1970s during the Socialist era in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian urban mentality took shape. The originally nomadic Mongolians had to adapt to the urban livelihood and environment, wherein the special kind of urban mentality originated. This change from a nomadic way of life to the urbanized life still influences Mongolian people’s minds.
As images of rural landscapes dance above images of urbanization, we are captured by the colors and shapes that recreate another image under our eyes. Like a trance, we are embarked on a journey that could last forever but the oppressive music reminds us that it is not a dream. Little by little, each image of nomad Mongolia will be covered by another one from Ulaanbaatar’s urban development.
This film contains visual effects that might trigger seizures for viewers with photosensitive epilepsy.
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