Film Title: Mongolian Bling
Director: Benj Binks
Producer: Nubar Ghazarian
90 minutes (For cinema + DVD)
56 minutes (For TV)
Location of filming: Mongolia
DCP, HD Cam (PAL/NTSC)
Quiza, Gee, Gennie, Enkhtaivan, Bayarmagnai, Zorigtbaatar, Black Rose, Nasanbat
Badral, Tsogo, Luvsansharav, Oskoo, Telmuun, Ganbold, Munkhsaikhan, Streemen
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Apartment blocks have replaced traditional tents. Hyundai’s and Hummers have taken over from horses. And businessmen walk where nomads once roamed.
This is present day Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital and the setting for Mongolian Bling, an intimate look at an ancient culture entering the 21st Century.
Told through the passion of young rappers, wisdom of traditional musicians and sights and sound of this bustling city, Mongolian Bling explores contemporary culture on the edge of the steppe.
From the slums of the Ger District to the top of the cities apartments, Mongolia is bouncing to a fresh beat, and a new identity is being created that properly reflects this dynamic country.
Shot over two Mongolian winters, a Mongolian summer and a few weeks in France, Mongolian Bling is a fresh look on an ancient culture.
Read the ‘Director’s Statement’ (coming soon)
Read The making of Mongolian Bling
Read ‘Notes from a debut filmmaker’ (coming soon)
July 2012: Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Perth, Australia
Oct 2012: Antenna Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
Oct 2012: Warsaw International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
Nov 2012: Mexico City International Documentary Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Nov 2012: Brisbane International Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia
Dec 2012: ChopShots Documentary Film Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jan 2013: Dock of the Bay Music Documentary Film Festival, San Sebastian, Spain
Mar 2013: First Time Fest, New York, USA
Apr 2013: ReelWorld Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. WINNER: OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
Apr 2013: Projecting Change Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Oct 2012: Al Jazeera, Worldwide
Oct 2012: Australian Network, Asia Pacific
Nov 2012: Mongol TV, Mongolia
Nov 2012: ABC TV, Australia
Jan 2013: SVT, Sweden
Jan 2013: LinkTV, USA
Nov 2012: ACMI, Melbourne
Sep – Nov 2012: Cathay Pacific Flights, Worldwide
Mar 2013: JUE Festival, Beijing + Shanghai, China
Apr 2013: Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, Hartford, USA
Apr 2013: Capitol Theatre, Nelson, Canada
Apr 2013: Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA
May 2013: True Reformer Building, Washington DC, USA
May 2013: The Horse Hospital, London, UK