Veins of the World (Die Adern der Welt)

Veins of the World (Die Adern der Welt)

  • Available to stream online: Wed, Oct 21, 6:00pm to Fri, Oct 23, 6:00pm
  • Virtual panel/ Q&A: Fri, Oct 23, 6:00pm

Streaming of this film is only available to viewers in Canada. Virtual Q&A is available worldwide.

Byambasuren Davaa / 2020 / Mongolian with English subtitles / Germany / Mongolia / 96 min / Canadian Premiere




Veins of the World is a wondrous coming of age tale that describes living in harmony with nature and the financial instabilities of maintaining the traditions of nomadic people. Amra is 11 years old — and suffers from an eye condition that will blind him in the near future. Growing up in the Mongolian steppe (itself a co-star of this gorgeous landscape film), Amra’s father Erdene is the local leader opposing global companies’ mining and gold extraction. Without intervention, his father’s workshop will soon close, yet despite these challenges Amra still dreams of someday singing on television in Mongolia’s Got Talent. However, the fight against resource exploitation in an unstable environment quickly challenges the young boy’s electric talents. Director Byambasuren Davaa’s (The Story of the Weeping Camel) first fiction feature premiered at the Berlin Film Festival then screened at the Marché du Film Online in Cannes and is a captivating story about family and community challenging the constant march of capitalism and environmental exploitation.

Screening with 

Blues Side on the Blue Sky
Rachmat Hidayat Mustamin | 2018 | Indonesia | Indonesian with English subtitles | 15 minutes

In a manifestation of visual poetry, Blues Side on The Blue Sky tells the story of a mother who tries to save her daughter.


Join us for a virtual panel with Leah Gardner from JCAP, Jamie Kneen from Mining Watch Canada and Rachel Small from Mining Injustice Solidarity Network.


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