Away from the Grasslands

A behind-the-scenes look at the ethnic Mongolian band, Hanggai, as they gather in Beijing to record a new album. Woven with live concert footage, intimate interviews, and an all-access look at the recording process, this film captures the band's attempt to preserve the past while creating something altogether new. Hear it from the band members and their producer, acclaimed Dutch musician and producer, JB Meijers, as they weave together musical influences as far back as Genghis Khan, as distant as punk rock, and as personal as the herdsmen's songs from the prairies of their childhood.

Past Screenings:

2018 Southern Maryland Film Festival - Tall Timbers, MD

2018 Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival - Philadelphia, PA

2017 Bare Bones Film Festival - Muskogee, OK

2017 Patrick Henry High School - Minneapolis, MN

2017 Capri Theater - Minneapolis, MN

2016 University of Michigan Confucius Institute - Ann Arbor, MI

2015 Vancouver Asian Film Festival - Vancouver, BC

2015 NYC Indie Film Festival - New York, NY

2015 On Location: International Music & Film Festival - Memphis, TN

2015 Kingston Independent Film Festival - Kingston, NY

2015 Hillside Music and Cultural Festival - Ontario, Canada

2015 Guelph Film Festival - Ontario, Canada