Human Stories Nature 4K 90'

Mongolia, Valley of the bears

The Taiga, also known as the boreal forest, represents about 17% of the Earth's surface and has the highest density of rivers and natural springs in the world. In Mongolia, its primary forests and pure waters have kept an entire population nomadic on its lands for thousands of years.

But for more than 30 years, the rich natural resources of these Mongolian lands have fallen prey to illegal hunters and miners, often from the local population. In just a few years, the country has witnessed an alarming collapse of its biodiversity. Faced with this worrying situation, the Mongolian Ministry of Environment created the "Red Taiga" Park in 2012, at the head of which it appointed ranger Jal Tumursukh. 

The mission of this former local hunter is now to enforce the law of environmental protection, whose objective is to put an end to illegal mining, but also to traditional practices of hunting and nomadism.
A very delicate mission for a just cause to which the chief ranger is trying to rally more and more forest guards from the disgruntled local communities.

Direction: Hamid Sardar

Production: LATO SENSU Productions for ARTE France

Languages: French, English

awards & festivals

  • New York WILD Film Festival

    Best Conservation Film

  • Jackson Wild Media Awards

    Honorable Mention

  • New York SCIENCE & NATURE FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival

    Winner - Best Nature Film

  • Festival international du film et livre d’aventure de La Rochelle

    Public Prize

  • Festival International du Film Ornithologique de Ménigoute

    Jury Prize

  • Le Grand Bivouac

    Winner of the Discovery Award and the Youth Award

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