Genghis Blues (2000)

Genghis Blues




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At once whimsical and profound, Genghis Blues chronicles the journey of blind blues legend Paul Pena as he discovers the ancient art of Tuvan throat singing and participates in the national competition. Belic's brand of freestyle filmmaking brings an infectious energy to this documentary, which is both a powerful, personal portrait of a musician and the story of a unique cultural exchange. It all started with a 1977 dinner conversation in which renowned physicist Richard Feynman challenged his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Roko Belic
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On DVD: Dec 5, 2000
Roxie Releasing

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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Full Review… | March 25, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Genghis Blues

This documentary was hugely half-assed.

OK, it had a few nice moments... and now I know where Tuva is.

Academy Award nominee!! Get OUT!

Bob Stinson

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Blind San Francisco Bluesman travels to Tuva (near Mongolia) to compete in international throatsinging competition. Exposes you to an entire culture you had no idea existed.

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