• Reviews

    Starting with the personal and intimate origin story of Genghis Khan, Lieberman weaves a rich and close-knit tale of the entire history of the Mongolian people—effortlessly mixing past, present and future in its entire epic splendor.


    — Karsten Kastelan, German Film Critics Association


    Far more than a visually magnificent film capturing Mongolia’s remarkable natural beauty, Echoes of Empire reveals a people proud of their traditions, their independence, and the freedoms they cherish. As the United States and Mongolia grow ever closer, this film highlights much of what brings our countries together.


    — Michael Klecheski, United States Ambassador to Mongolia


    Absolutely, the best documentary ever made on Mongolia…Digs past the stereotypes. I think this will be important long into the future.


    — Jack Weatherford, New York Times bestselling author, “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World.”

    What a beautiful film. I have seen lots of films about Mongolia but this is the first time I really learned something new about this country and its people.


    — Nina Gladitz, author and filmmaker, “Leni Riefenstahl: Career of a Perpetrator.”


  • Viewer Responses

    “The story was riveting, the photography stunning and the artistry very, very classic and tasteful. Congratulations!"

    —Tom T., San Francisco, CA USA


    "A must-see movie!!!"

    —Don S., New Canaan, CT


    "Wow! I watched it, enthralled. The cinematography - both on the ground and in the air was fabulous. The interviews were so informative and touching. And I loved the watercolor on paper visuals for the titles and texts. "

    —Margaret W., Ithaca, NY


    "The cinemaphotography was extraordinary… the editing was flawless, seamless, quite remarkable. "

    —Lamar H., Ithaca NY


    “Just watched. Beautiful cinematography and very thoughtful perspective on the culture.”

    —Don L., Media, PA


    “Great flick, stunning visuals.”

    —Brian G., Santa Fe, NM


    “One of the best documentaries I've seen in a long time… Beautiful, moving, fascinating. Just wonderful. A gift to everyone who watches it.”

    —Robert R., Ithaca, NY


    “From Cambodia, a big applause”

    —Som R., Phnom Penh


    "Very good, engrossing, beautifully shot. All the GK history and connection of nomads to the land and animals was beautifully handled…You found wonderful spokespeople. Made me want to know them all. "

    —Robin S., NYC


    “I just finished watching Echoes of the Empire. It's very wonderful. Thank you so much.”

    — Sidney O., Ithaca NY


    "We just watched the film…a wonderful documentary."

    —Babette W., NYC


    “I am impressed. Visually it is enchanting and so is the music."

    —Liza D., NYC


    “I really loved this film.”

    —Beth V., Ithaca NY


    “It is a truly wonderful accomplishment…an enlightening piece of work told in such an appealing way.”
    —Robert W., NYC


    “The movie is really beautiful, a powerful statement about Mongolia's history, and its present. I like how it doesn't make everything in the country or in the society look perfect.”
    —Simon W., New Brunswick, N.J.


    “What a treat to see a place so different for ours but also dealing with cultural changes and struggles with the nation’s identity. And the vistas. Incredible!”
    —Daniel E., Washington D.C.


    "Absolutely loved it! It is a visual feast."
    —Brian K., San Francisco


    "Beautiful and fascinating doc."
    — Bobby R., Los Angeles


    "The film is balanced with all aspects of the country. The drone footage, the opening, Jack (Weatherford) and the overall narration of the history and description of ecosystems are all great."
    — Gereltuv D., Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


    "My heartfelt gratitude to you for making this wonderful film about my beloved country. The film was a mysterious composition of your talent. Big congratulations."
    —Mend G., Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


    It's an impressive presentation of Mongolia across multiple dimensions: ancient vs modern; current challenges vs opportunities.— Ranjiv K., San Francisco


    WOW, were we ever impressed with it!!  You brilliantly captured so much complicated history, and so much of the sweeping landscapes of the country.  We were particularly taken by your use of animated art to portray the historical narrative…and plan to watch it again just to enjoy those elements once more.  And thank you for not shying away from the tough issues that the country faces.

    — Jean M., Olympia, WA



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