The Dukha

Carmen Morrow, Zach Wolf | 2021 | 8 min.

2023 Official Selection

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 the winds are cool and there’s plenty of grass. Their way of life and knowledge of reindeer has been passed down for millennia, just as the shamanic myths surrounding their culture. With less than 40 Dukha families left in the world, Tuvshuu will have some big decisions ahead.

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