When: Sat., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. 2019
“In general, since I started school, little by little, I went further and further away from my place.” These are the words of Khongoroo, the subject of Middlebury filmmaker Sas Carey’s new documentary, Transition. The film, officially released next year, focuses on 27-year-old Khongoroo as she reconciles her upbringing as a nomadic reindeer herder in Mongolia’s remote East Taiga with her new life as a physician in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. “I think I gained a lot and lost a lot,” Khongoroo says in the movie’s trailer. A reception with Carey paves the way for this special prerelease screening.