ABOUT
   
Udval Altangerel is a Mongolian filmmaker and programmer based in Ulaanbaatar and Los Angeles. In her work, she combines experimental, documentary, and narrative elements to explore the themes of personal and national histories, language, and (home)land. She is currently working on an autoethnographic film about her ancestral land.



HOW ARE YOU, MY CHILD?




6’40”
HD video
stereo
color
2019
“At times, starts again. Noise. Semblance of noise. Speech perhaps. Broken. One by one. At a time. Broken tongue. Pidgeon tongue. Semblance of speech.”

- Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictee

Written in Mongolia, sent to the USSR, re-discovered in the US - three letters from three generations of women examine how language can function as a site of alienation. In a film that is multilingual, multigenerational, and multivocal, three distinct voices echo each other over the span of thirty years.

2019    Terrain Biennial, Los Angeles, USA