Former herder Tumurbaatar works tirelessly as a garbage truck driver in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar to give his daughter a better education and compete in the modern economy. His wife, Tungaa, a doctor in the countryside, maintains her roots and helps tend the family herd. Tumurbaatar’s visits home reveal fault lines in their marriage and identities. They both speak romantically about retiring as true nomads, but his nomadic roots are already lost to the city. Torn between life in the city and his home and family in a countryside town, they cling fast to dreams for their children to lead lives they cannot while the pressures of distance and separation take their toll.
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