Mongolia Film Premiere: Gobi Women's Song


Gobi Women's Song
, a new film by Sas Carey will be premiered Saturday 4th Nov at the theatre of the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), New York City at 4:00 pm (cost: $15).

Set against the background of barren expanses, Gobi Women's Song immerses the viewer in a different world. It is a world in a transitional moment, one that has occurred in all cultures, which decides the future lives, environment, and lifestyle of its people. Five 21st century nomadic women share their lives in Mongolia's Gobi Desert. These are women who live the same life their ancestors did 3000 years ago, women who still hum with the song of the soul passed down from their grandmothers.

Contact: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011, 212-620-5000,

info@rmanyc.org; Box Office phone: 212.620.5000 ext. 344. 

 
Director's Statement
In 2001 the sun came through the hole in the top of the gerhat first morning of shooting Gobi Women's Song and the crew and I woke up in Manlai Sum, South Gobi. I knew, maybe more than ever in my life, that I was exactly where I was meant to be. It had taken me four years to get there. Four years since I got a jolt while meditating and knew I needed to make this film. It took three more twelve-hour trips over bumpy dirt tracks in the scorching hot sun to return to finish shooting the film, and continue following the women and families.

Director's Biography
Sas Carey, RN, M.Ed., is a holistic nurse and educator who evolved into a filmmaker and lecturer. From her work in medical-surgical nursing, counseling, drug and alcohol prevention, teen programs, women's health, and
as a book author, she came upon her mission in life to integrate Eastern and Western health care. This took her to China and Mongolia in 1994. In 1995, she began her research in Traditional Mongolian Medicine with a three-month intensive course, which she documented on her 18-minute film, Steppe Herbs, Mare's Milk and Jelly Jars: A Journey to Mongolian Medicine. Two years later, she worked as a Health Education consultant for the United Nations Development Programme. Since then, Sas has frequently traveled to Mongolia, set up five laboratories in rural Gobi Desert hospitals, taken vitamins to Dukha Reindeer herders, and shot Gobi Women's Song, a documentary on nomadic women and healers. She is director of Life Energy Healing School, where she uses Mongolian Medicine as a model for holistic health care. A mother and grandmother, Sas is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Mongolian nomads' life and health.

This film is partially funded by The Vermont Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, Mongolian American Cultural Association and the Sustainable Future Fund with The Vermont Community Foundation.


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