Artist and Disney designer Joe Rohde sets out on a month-long horseback expedition across the Altai Mountains of western Mongolia with the intention of painting large-scale landscapes to raise funds for Snow Leopard conservation. Facing blizzards, rebellious camels and the rapidly approaching Mongolian winter, Rohde’s pilgrimage explores why we travel, how we interact with the world, and the monumental effect that has on everything else – including the elusive and enigmatic snow leopard.

Directed by James McEachen. Produced by James McEachen, Joe Rohde, and Jalsa Urubshurow.

The Leopard in the Land

2014 US 59 min
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary
Topic: Global Perspectives, Wildlife