Mongolian identity and religious background
It has been noted by many human scientists that different cultures across the world hold value in different things.
In Mongolia, historically, people retained a predominantly Shamanistic and Buddhist religion.
The word shaman originates from the Tungus tribe in Siberia, geographically located North of Mongolia.
Half of all people in rural areas are semi-nomadic herders, who move from one remote pastureland to another, living with their families in traditional round felt tents called ger.
The other half of rural people live in 'soums'. People tend to move their herds closer to soums so they can have easier access to health and education services and basic supplies.
Changes in identity is something that our film, The Big Steppe, hopes to capture. To reflect the essence of generational changes within a rapidly changing culture and landscape.