Mujaan (The Craftsman)

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Mujaan  (The Craftsman) is a twenty-five minute poetic record of how Mongolian nomads have built their yurts by hand for the past 1,000 years.

On the distant steppes of Mongolia, using only simple tools, strength and ingenuity, a nomad builds a home much the way his ancestors have for the past one thousand years. Mujaan (The Craftsman) is a vivid window to a disappearing way of life in a pristine wilderness.

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Mujaan  (The Craftsman) is a twenty-five minute poetic record of how Mongolian nomads have built their yurts by hand for the past 1,000 years.

On the distant steppes of Mongolia, using only simple tools, strength and ingenuity, a nomad builds a home much the way his ancestors have for the past one thousand years. Mujaan (The Craftsman) is a vivid window to a disappearing way of life in a pristine wilderness.

CREDITS:

Chris McKee – Producer, Director, Videographer
Adam Heller – Editor
Amy Reed – Assistant Editor, Sound Designer
Badma – Assistant Producer, Assistant Director
Sukhé – Lead Actor
Daniel Feinsmith – Composer

Format: 16:9 NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
DVD Release Date: October 2005
Run Time: 25 minutes

Features:
Mujaan – 25 minutes.
Elements of Mujaan – six 3 minute shorts.
Commentary Tracks – with archaeologist Jeannine Davis-Kimball, editor Adam Heller & producer Chris McKee.

TEACHERS GUIDE
includes a 12 page insert with three classroom lessons & information about Mongolia.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS:
* Slamdance Film Festival
* Banff Mountain Film Festival
* Cinequest Film Festival
* Short Shorts Film Festival / Japan Expo 2005
* Sonoma Valley Film Festival
* Au Trans Mountain Film Festival
* Silver Lake Film Festival
* Telluride Mountain Film Festival
* Kendall Mountain Film Festival
* Syracuse Film Festival
* Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Mongolia’s 800th Anniversary celebration
* U.S. Peace Corps 41st Annual National Conference
* Indie Film Café, local broadcast, Milwaukee, U.S.

Additional information

Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.5 in
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Reviews

  1. REVIEWS:

    Four Stars (Highest Rating). An utterly fascinating glimpse into a way of life that very few Americans will ever have the opportunity to experience firsthand. With the help of a glorious, simple soundtrack, what we observe on the screen almost takes on a mystical, hypnotic quality. Christopher McKee has done a beautiful, beautiful job. Worthy of Oscar consideration.
    -Todd David Schwartz, CBS Radio

    This is a beautiful film of rural life in Mongolia. Carefully-constructed and thoughtfully paced, it really conveys the essence of what is today almost an ideal – the herding family’s calm existence
    -Professor Caroline Humphrey, Cambridge University, UK

    I was mesmerized by the artistry of McKee’s technique and the way he used the various elements to tell his story, the story of building a shelter against the coming winds, a family’s home made from materials at hand, a home that can be taken down and moved as the herds move to new grass, and put up again, the centerpiece of a nomadic way of life that has existed for millennia, a way of life that will soon be gone…captured on film.
    -Dennis Littrell, Amazon.com

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