Mongols

Mongolia 2009

 

This reportage is split in two parts.

The first part is about lads training for the circus of Ulaan Baatar. The circus is known all over the world, particularly for the physical ability of its acrobats. Confronted with a hostile environment, in the course of the centuries Mongolians have developed outstanding physical endurance and strength, without losing the natural elegance of their beauty.

 

The second part of the reportage is about life outside Ulaan Bataar, in the vast expanse of the Mongolian land. Most Mongolians are nomads: they live with the whole family in small tents called "ger" and they move at least twice a year when the season changes. Their life depends entirely on the animals they breed.