Gansükh (Mr. Steel Axe) is a shepherd, living in a northern Mongolian valley in the summer and as a shaman in Ulanbator in the winter. He decided to run for office at the parliamentary elections to be held in spring 2008. The story of the film concentrates on his everyday life in the yurt with his family and also shows his social and political activities. As a personal journey, we will follow him during the electoral campaign of the 2008 parliamentary elections and the course of the election in the rural district. The question is whether individual courage and the ruse of the proverbial poor lad can accomplish the mission of Gansükh to fetch a future for his people and a name and reputation for himself in 21st century Mongolia.
A portrait of Eva Schmidt. On the 4th of July 2002, Eva Schmidt, a Hungarian ethnologist, died in the Western-Siberian town of Khanty-Mansijsk. Four months later, a three-member delegation set out to bring her home and make an inventory of her legacy.