Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This French children's story offers an unusually spiritual slant as it chronicles the relationship between a Mongolian shaman and his youthful student. The movie was filmed on location in Mongolia and in the region of Buryat on Lake Baikal. The film is narrated by the boy Yonden who tells of Molom who was once an eagle but then became a man to help him look within the heart of life to find the pearl. Molom becomes Yonden's teacher and together they wander across the lonely steps talking, learning, finding the answers they seek.
teacher, friendship, Shamanism, student