Shamans of the Reindeer Herders, Northern Mongolian Taiga (2013)
36min · Documentary, Adventure, Family · 1 January 2013
A captivating story of a quest to find shamans among a small band of nomadic, reindeer herders, known as the Dukha, who live in one of the most remote and hard to reach areas of Mongolia. The Dukha are among the last nomadic, animal-dependent, self-subsistence cultures remaining in the world. There are now less than 200 Dukha remaining. They live in small groups and migrate over an area of 6 million acres in the Sayan Mountain Range. Life for the Dukha tribe is simple and hard. Their way of life has been passed down through an untold number of human generations. They currently face many challenges as they struggle to maintain their ancestral lifestyle in an ever-changing world. Ancient shaman ceremonies are featured.
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