Movies: Art Made for Non-Human Animals
The Story of the Weeping Camel
Related animal: Camel

For a more uplifting documentary than "Saving Luna" please consider "The Story of the Weeping Camel". It is a beautifully shot documentary recording a family out in the plains of Mongolia. A mother camel goes in protracted labor, eventually birthing a white camel baby. However, she refuses to nurse the baby. The family tries many ways to make the mother feed the baby, but she seems to want nothing to do with it. Eventually the family calls upon a musician to perform a special ritual. He plays on his instrument while a woman sings. The begins to weep, then finally allows the baby to feed. It sounds strange and far-fetched, but it is an amazing and beautiful film. I have seen it four times and would not mind at all to see it again.

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