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Alpine and foreign cultures “Reinhold Messner in der Mongolei: Bei den Tuwa-Nomaden”

Alpine and foreign cultures (), Elke Werry (Deutschland) 44 min

How do you make a milk schnaps? How do you construct a jurt? How do you capture a wild foal? Reinhold Messner and his 14 year-old son Simon experience the everyday life of nomads in Mongolia. The two South-Tyroleans travel to the High Altai, in the land of Dschingis Khan. The Tuwa live there, a nomad tribe who move around all year through the steppe, together with their horses, yaks, sheep and goats. They speak their own language and they were able to preserve to a great extent their own culture and their Shaman religion. The journey is marked by a deep sympathy for this people, by a curiosity about an original and independent way of life. However, the encounter with the nomads also reveals the other sides of this way of life which has an uncertain future.

Friday, 10. Nov. 2006 from 13:00 in Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

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