“Tears of the Sky” short chronicles the director’s autobiographical journey back to her home country of Mongolia after twenty years of absence due to DACA restrictions. The film follows her journey on a life-altering spiritual quest in the pursuit of her new identity.
Directed and produced by Eriko Tsogo
About the filmmaker: Eriko Tsogo is a Mongolian American cross-disciplinary artist, art management professional and DACA recipient born on the steppes of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She is an alumni of Denver School of the Arts, having attained her B.F.A (2012) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. Eriko grew up in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1999. Eriko has had numerous art shows, curatorial projects and art residencies throughout the United States and Mongolia. Since 2012, Eriko has worked as the Creative Director at the Mongolian Culture and Heritage Center of Colorado, where she oversees education, community engagement, and programming. She is a passionate advocate for advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts. Her animated short film “Tears of the Sky” premiered at the 2019 Colorado Dragon Film Festival. In 2021, Eriko’s interactive art installation “Mongovoo” permanent exhibition will debut at the Denver Meow Wolf Museum.
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