On-site at the museum
Join us for the premiere screening of Aimuldir, Soul of the Burkitshi, plus traditional Mongolian music and dance.
The short film Aimuldir, Soul of the Burkitshi tells the story of a young Mongolian girl who defies tradition to pursue her dream of becoming an eagle hunter. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Filmmakers Oliver Klink and Jackson Nichols. The program also features a traditional dance performance from the Mongolian Community Association of Bay Area and music performed on the morin khuur. With a special welcome from the Mongolian Consulate in celebration of their 10th anniversary in San Francisco.
ABOUT OUR GUESTS
Oliver Klink‘s studies in physics and photography were the catalyst for his love of light and the complexity of our existence. As a fine art photographer, he travels the world to capture the intricacy of our ecosystems, our cultural changes, the environments we inhabit, and the insights into our world and ourselves. His 2019 book, “Cultures In Transition” won nine awards for best photography book. Originally from Switzerland, he currently lives in Los Gatos with his wife.
Jackson Nichols is a graphic designer and an avid documentary and fine art photographer and videographer, who seeks to reveal the magical moments that transcend the commonplace, defining the character and culture of a story. He recently exhibited his work at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, California in conjunction with his documentary “FESTA – A Celebration of Culture and Faith.” He recently premiered his new film “The Dream” documenting the formation of a new Portuguese bullfight event in California’s Central Valley. Jackson lives in Fremont, CA with his wife Dianna and their dog Roxy.
The Bay Area Mongolian Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2003. Their goal is to preserve Mongolian customs and traditions abroad, to pass them on to future generations, and to teach young people Mongolian language, history, customs, and traditions.