Mujaan: The Craftsman

A film by Chris McKee

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About The Film

On the distant steppes of Mongolia, using only simple tools, strength and ingenuity, a nomad builds a home much the way his ancestors have for the past one thousand years. Mujaan (The Craftsman) is a vivid window to a disappearing way of life in a pristine wilderness.

 

“An utterly fascinating glimpse into a way of life that very few Americans will ever have the opportunity to experience firsthand. With the help of a glorious, simple soundtrack, what we observe on the screen almost takes on a mystical, hypnotic quality. Christopher McKee has done a beautiful, beautiful job. Worthy of Oscar consideration.”

— Todd David Schwartz, CBS Radio

 

“This is a beautiful film of rural life in Mongolia. Carefully-constructed and thoughtfully paced, it really conveys the essence of what is today almost an ideal – the herding family’s calm existence.”

— Professor Caroline Humphrey, Cambridge University

 

FESTIVALS/AWARDS:

* Slamdance Film Festival
* Banff Mountain Film Festival
* Cinequest Film Festival
* Short Shorts Film Festival / Japan Expo 2005
* Sonoma Valley Film Festival
* Au Trans Mountain Film Festival
* Silver Lake Film Festival
* Telluride Mountain Film Festival
* Kendall Mountain Film Festival
* Syracuse Film Festival
* Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Mongolia’s 800th Anniversary celebration
* U.S. Peace Corps 41st Annual National Conference
* Indie Film Café, local broadcast, Milwaukee, U.S.

CREDITS:

Chris McKee – Producer, Director, Videographer
Adam Heller – Editor
Amy Reed – Assistant Editor, Sound Designer
Badma – Assistant Producer, Assistant Director
Sukhé – Lead Actor
Daniel Feinsmith – Composer