Silicon Valley Queer Film Festival

Queer Mongol

Documentary

Country of Origin: USA

Queer Mongol follows four characters over the course of Mongolia’s LGBTQ+ Pride Festival, who embody a diversity of gender and sexual identities. The film is a meditation on queerness in the non-west and a nuanced glimpse into a nascent movement on the Central Asian Steppe.

DIRECTOR

Brandt Miller

brandtmiller7@gmail.com

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Brandt Miller’s passions are at the intersection of social transformation and storytelling. His relationship with Mongolia spans 16 years, as a Fulbright Fellow documenting the queer community, a co-founder of the nation’s first LGBT Centre, and while working on a National Geographic documentary about wolves. He returned there in 2019 to film Queer Mongol in collaboration with the Mongolian LGBTQIA+ community.