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The Arctic Camels

    The Arctic Camels

    Denmark, Norway, Sweden / Color / 75' / 2019

    When Torarin and his sister Svalin want a horse for riding, their parents buy two Bactrian camels. The family soon discovers that camel training is not for amateurs. Therefore, they take on an expedition to Mongolia, hoping to find a professional camel trainer who will accept an invitation to train their camels in the Arctic Norway. And deep into the Goby desert, they actually find a candidate. But they are not prepared for the Mongolian training methods.

    Karl Emil Rikardsen

    Born in 1957. He is a producer and director from Harstad, Norway. After studying fisheries economics and philosophy he eventually graduated with a degree in media in 1986. Since then he has produced, directed and edited several documentaries. Among others he co-produced the documentary "Atlantic" which was screened at TIFF 2017.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Karl Emil Rikardsen
    • Screenplay: Karl Emil Rikardsen
    • Cinematography: Viggo Knudsen
    • Editing: Τell Aulin, Bodil Kjærhauge, Klaus Heinecke
    • music: Ville Langfeldt, Jakop Janssønn
    • Sound Design: Rune Hansen
    • Film Cast: Torarin, Svalin and family
    • producer:: Knut Skoglund
    • original language:  Norwegian, English, Mongolian


    • Bestemors Bank (2013)
    • Salt & Pepper Documentary Series (2012)
    • Mogul Girls II (2011)
    • Mogul Girls (2008)
    • Reindeer at War (2006)
    • Herleik – Free as a bird Documentary (2006)
    • Livstid (1999)