The Story of the Weeping Camel is an enchanting documentary that follows a family of herders in Mongolia's Gobi region. It is birthing season for the family’s herd of camels and the last birth of a rare white colt is particularly difficult. The mother camel quickly rejects and refuses to nurse the newborn animal. The family becomes increasingly concerned for the colt’s survival and decides to try a nomadic singing ritual to coax the mother into nurturing her young. They send the two eldest sons to the nearest village to find a musician for the "hoos” ritual. The mother camel eventually accepts the colt.
This is a story of hope and healing. It unfolds slowly and beautifully depicts desert life while honoring its real life actors.
The Story of the Weeping Camel