Human Stories 52'

Tracking the white Reindeer

In the snow-covered plains of northern Mongolia live the Tsaatan nomads. The young Quizilol and the beautiful Solongo are in love. To prove to Solongo's father that he is man enough to marry his daughter, Quizilol has to show he is capable of raising a herd of reindeer by himself. His family gives him a young stallion to start off. During a blizzard however, the stallion escapes into the spirit dwelling mountains. If it crosses the nearby Russian border, it will be lost forever. The young man can only count on himself to capture the animal. Only if he succeeds will he marry Solongo.

Direction: Hamid Sardar

Production: ZED for France 5, SWR, TV5 Monde, TFO, TV Catalunya, ETB, RTP, ERT

Languages: French, Español, German, English

awards & festivals

  • Film Festival of Trento (Italy)

    Best TV Production

  • Adventure Festival of Val d'Isère (France)

    Best Realisation

  • Mountain Film Festival of Kendal (United Kingdom)

    Official Selection

  • International Mountain Film Festival of Autrans (France)

    Special jury Award

  • Mountain Film Festival of Banff (France)

    Best TV Production

  • Adventure Film Festival of Sheffield (United Kingdom)

    Second Best Cultural Film

see also