Bolar and Bones

In the wake of the dramatic 2013 court case United States of America vs One Tyrannosaurus Bataar Skeleton, Dr. Bolor Minjin, one of Mongolia’s first female paleontologists, travels from her new home in New York City back to the Gobi desert to investigate how the dinosaur bones were stolen from one of the richest fossil sites in the world. Following the trail of poached bones around the globe, she encounters renowned scientists, “commercial paleontologists,” high-end art traders, local politicians, poachers, journalists and other players with lucrative stakes in the underground economy of international fossil trading. The character-driven feature documentary BOLOR AND THE BONES tracks Dr. Minjin’s quest to bring the bones back home, as she comes face-to-face with challenges to creating her own place in the world. www.bones.film

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