The tower of Babel. Chapter 2: Through the land of nomads

The tower of Babel. Chapter 2: Through the land of nomads

Original title: La torre de Babel
Production: Explora Films
Country: Spain
Director: José Manuel Novoa
Script: Juan Novoa
Year: 2008
Duration: 50
Genre: Anthropological documentary
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: English; Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish


Situated between Siberia and China, Mongolia and the lives of its inhabitants have always been conditioned by the climate. The endless winters make farming practically impossible and endanger any livestock. That is why Mongolia has always been home to nomads, although, throughout the 20th Century, and especially for political reasons, the old customs of the descendents of Genghis Khan were threatened.

In this episode of The Tower of Babel we will search for the roots of the Mongols’ nomadic culture with a family of camel drivers in the Gobi Desert; a group of Nenets, a tribe that always lives on the edges of winter; a community of Buriat cattle breeders; and a group of Kazakh falconers who wander the icy plains on horseback, carrying their fascinating golden eagles on their arms.


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