Documentary aims lens at reindeer herders



Sas Carey embraces a reindeer in Mongolia. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Sas Carey embraces a reindeer in Mongolia.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

BAR HARBOR — Sas Carey will screen her documentary, “Ceremony,” about the Duhka reindeer herders of Mongolia, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.

Carey has lived among the Duhka reindeer herders, Mongolia’s smallest ethnic group, and even had a reindeer named after her, a great honor in their community. During the past 10-plus years, she has visited them as they migrate from their spring to summer camp. During that time, she has tracked their health and learned about their culture.

Carey is a registered nurse, energy healer, educator, author and filmmaker. She directs the nonprofit Nomadicare and is working on her next film, “Migration,” about the spring migration of the reindeer herders in June 2014. She lives in Vermont but has a sister, Joan Carey, who lives in Bar Harbor.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or email kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org. Visit nomadicare.org.

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