director and scriptwriter
Sergei Bodrov, Munkozhap Badmaev
Documentary, 61 min, USA, 2019
Written and directed by Gulshad Omarova (Schizo, Native Dancer) and produced by Oscar nominated Russian filmmaker, Sergei Bodrov (Mongol), BLACKSMITH tells the remarkable, magical and inspiring story of a Buryat Buddhist boy stricken with illness, who is healed by a local shaman and grows into a wildly talented and successful artist. Dashi Namdakov, the ancestor of the Darkhan, blacksmith and healer.