The Kalmyks: The Mongols who were left Behind


 

This film was created by Dechen Kelden, a Kalmyk Mongolian who was born and raised in Jackson, NJ. She is a current student at Sarah Lawrence College who took on this project to create an accessible film for young Kalmyks to learn about their history as an Oirat group from the Western Steppes of Mongolia. She is interested in Cultural Preservation studies and working within the Tibetan community based in New York City.
This film is currently a sample and will be expanded upon in the near future with additional interviews and a possible Russian translation.

Any questions or comments please email kalmykmovie@yahoo.com

Directed by Dechen Kelden
Produced and Edited by Tenzin Wangchuk

 

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4 thoughts on “The Kalmyks: The Mongols who were left Behind

  1. Such an amazing little film! I’m so glad someone has been able tell the story of the Kalmyks in such a personal and creative way. This video was full of information but still had a true sense of storytelling and real personal touch. I really hope the director expands the project into something more, would love to hear more first-hand accounts of Kalmyk history.

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