Like nomads everywhere Mongolian nomads are facing hard choices, and dwindling numbers, as the life becomes increasingly precarious and city life – however dull and un-free – is more stable and sustainable.
This film follows the life of the shephard Purevjav, one of the few remainding nomads living in the Taiga, or Boreal Forests of Mongolia. They live in symbiosis with wolves, who they both worship and hunt.
Purevjav is old now and his sons are increasingly frustrated by life as shephards, and are considering working in one of the numerous mining projects which are devouring the land in Mongolia.
Having lost too many sheep to wolf attacks Purevjav captures are raises the cubs of a mother wolf he has killed, intending to sell them for Chinese traditional medicine. The question is: can wolves really be treated as produce?
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