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Beyond Genghis Khan (2021) Movie Review from Eye for Film

“A rich portrait of a rapidly changing nation.”

They call it the land of the eternal blue sky, that vast country on the Gobi-Manchurian steppe, with a tiny population but, historically, a big reputation. Aside from its famous conqueror and a handful of his descendants, however, it is largely unknown in the outside world. Robert H Lieberman’s documentary sets out to change that, not simply by presenting viewers with information, but by capturing something of the spirit of the place.

It begins by exploring the country’s diverse landscapes, going beyond the grasslands into the mountains and the wooded areas of the north; by picking out the details which make these landscapes immediately distinctive to those who inhabit them, even in the absence of buildings, which most…

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