Secrets of the Mongolian Archers

Lucy Walker, Arestia Rosenberg, Charles Salice, Dana Locatell, John Dukakis, Kira Carstensen, Michael Dyer, Tim Case | 2012 | 13 min.

2014 Official Selection

It is said that from age 8 through 80, everybody in Mongolia shoots. Archery is in their blood, the legacy of Genghis Khan who conquered half the world with bows and arrows. This is the story of Mongolia’s Olympic archers, the artisans who make their tools, and the Buddhist calm that helps them stay on target. Filmed against the stunning backdrop of a Mongolian winter.