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From the Steppes to the City is a rare insight into a forgotten land and nomadic life on the furthest edges of China, home to more than six million Mongolians. The documentary film, directed by Sophie Lascelles and Tim Pearce, follows AnDa Union, a ten-strong group of young musicians, as they travel through the beautiful grasslands of Inner Mongolia.
The film celebrates their music and culture, from wild parties to moving stories of their sacrifices, and from a pastoral life to the harsh realities of the city. Haunting throat singing and long song with horse head fiddles and two-stringed lutes bring to life this powerful and ancient music. Cert. PG. Subtitled.