Apartment blocks have replaced traditional tents. Hyundai’s and Hummers have taken over from horses. And businessmen walk where nomads once roamed.
This is present day Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital and the setting for Mongolian Bling, an intimate look at an ancient culture entering the 21st Century.
Told through the passion of young rappers, wisdom of traditional musicians and sights and sound of this bustling city, Mongolian Bling explores contemporary culture on the edge of the steppe.
From the slums of the Ger District to the top of the cities apartments, Mongolia is bouncing to a fresh beat, and a new identity is being created that properly reflects this dynamic country.
Shot over two Mongolian winters, a Mongolian summer and a few weeks in France, Mongolian Bling is a fresh look on an ancient culture.