2020 / 52min / 蒙古語對白，英文字幕
In Mongolian with English subtitles
Directed by: Nomin Lkhagvasuren
IDFA Award for Best Mid-Length Documentary Winner, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival
Nominated as Asian Perspective Award, DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
In Mongolia, one-third of the population lives in poverty. Is this one of the reasons why the suicide rate is so high? Survivors or relatives of those who committed suicide, tell us their stories, some of them prefer to remain anonymous because suicide is a taboo. The stories come from different regions of the country, but the reasons given for this desperate act are similar: despair, loneliness, alcoholism, and the harshness of life. The example of a couple who once set up their Mongolian yurt within the walls of an abandoned prison seems to symbolize the state of the nation. On a frozen dump, they dig for scrap metal - if they sell it, they will have just enough money to buy food for a few days. It is an existence far removed from the clichés of traditional nomadic life.