In the remote taiga of northern Mongolia live the Dukha, one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world. Tuvshuu is five years old. He and his sisters help with their family’s herd at the summer camp, where there are cool winds and plenty of grass. Their way of life and knowledge of reindeer has been passed down for millennia. With less than 40 Dukha families left in the world, Tuvshuu will have some big decisions ahead.

Credits

  • Carmen Morrow: Director
  • Zach Wolf: Director
  • Shasta McBride: Writer

Specifications

  • Project Type: Animation, Documentary, Short
  • Genres: Children, Indigenous, Animation, documentary
  • Runtime: 8 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date: May 31, 2021
  • Production Budget: 10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: Mongolia
  • Language: English
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker