WINTER HERDERS is a short documentary film that offers a glimpse into the life of a Mongolian herder. It follows two herders as they herd and select sheep to be slaughtered for the upcoming Tsaagan Sar (Mongolian New Year) celebration. WINTER HERDERS portrays an aspect of daily life for 1/3 of the Mongolian population who live nomadic lifestyles.
Before the Mongolian festival of Tsagaan Sar (White Moon), I went out to the countryside with a friend who needed two fresh sheep for the upcoming ceremonies. I filmed a pair of herders as they rounded up their flock and scrutinized each sheep. The whole ordeal took over an hour.
Here is a glimpse of life as a herder in Mongolia during the winter.
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