A journey through Mongolia | DW Documentary

A journey through Mongolia | DW Documentary

Fashion and Mongolia – on a journey through her homeland, Saruul Fischer explains how she connected her two passions.

Saruul Fischer left Mongolia for East Germany at the age of eleven. But she still felt a strong attachment to her homeland. Later she developed a fashion label that would allow her to connect her two homes. In Ulaanbaatar, her company „Edelziege” manufactures clothing from fine cashmere which is then sold in Germany.

This documentary accompanies Saruul Fischer on a trip back home to Mongolia. The capital of Ulaanbaatar is no longer the city of her childhood memories, but she still regularly visits relatives there. Her trip takes her to the west of the country, where she sleeps in a yurt on the expansive steppe. What does the fashion designer think about the changes that have taken place in Mongolia? How has this transformation affected the Mongolians’ affinity with their traditions? Saruul shows us a life far from civilization, a life that may not exist much longer.

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