Review: Byambasuren Davaa & Lisa Reisch’s “The Cave of the Yellow Dog”

by writereaderly

b. davaa cave of the yellow dogWritten to accompany the film of the same name, The Cave of the Yellow Dog shows a few days in the life of the Batchuluun family from the steppes of Mongolia. The film was made by Mongolian woman filmmaker, Byambasuren Davaa, with German funding and assistance, and the stills included in the book are both lovely and informative. As a book, the narrative is a bit thin, but it’s easy to imagine that grand cinescapes must have filled those gaps onscreen. A good and picturesque taster of ger living and traditions. Recommended.

Where it came from: KS’s Bookshelf
Time and manner of reading:
A couple of time-filling reads
Where it went: Home
Reminds me of/that: Global blue-jean monoculture
Who I’d recommend it to:
Those curious about other worlds
Also reading: Rabbit #4; How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman; Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf; The Harp in the South by Ruth Park