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Agaar the Nomad
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of Dialogue-
  • Runtime90 min
  • DirectorYANG Bo
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerXU Xiaofei

Agaar was born in the 1990s, from an ordinary nomad family in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. With his self-taught English, he worked for the U.S. cruise ship for three years. After that, he chose to resin and went back to home. Some people derided him as "freaking awesome", while others regarded him as a "hero". These judgements stressed lots of pressure on him, thus stimulating him to prove himself in order to become a "contemporary nomad" in this internet era.

The life of a nomad is very vivid that the relationship between people and animals, people and people, is a simple but dynamic, signifying the dependence between life and life as well as the massive emotion expressed from a person to the land. It also symbolizes the inner pride of that cowboy and his own kingdom. Cities and grasslands; convenient and backward; post-industrialization and primitive way of life... Agaar connected two extremes in his own way. He was skyping to an American friend in Dallas, while breeding cows and seeking medical help for his prairie. These two distinct cultures are cordial and harmonious with each other from Agaar's perspective. Agaa's wedding will be held on the end of the year. At his age of 29 and 30 years old, he will face the pressure from raising a family and starting a career. It's not hard to predict that he would inevitably entangled by these problems. But the question is, will he still keep chic and unconstrained?