NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
MONGOLIA, 2020, DIGITAL, 4 MIN
NO DIALOGUE (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
Trailing the first Mongolian cosmonaut, the filmmaker orbits her home through her camera obscura. Her personal narrative weaves into Mongolia’s past as a satellite state. Orbita is the filmmaker reclaiming her name, and with it her country’s history.
Udval Altangerel is a filmmaker and programmer based in Ulaanbaatar and Los Angeles. In her work, she combines experimental, documentary, and narrative elements to explore the themes of personal and national histories, language, and (home)land. She is currently taking time off her studies at CalArts to work on her thesis, an autoethnographic essay film about her ancestral land.