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Byambasuren Davaa was born in 1971 in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia. From 1989 to 1994 she worked as a speaker and assistant director for Mongolia's Public TV. From 1995 to 1998 she attended the Film Academy in Ulaanbaatar, followed by studies at Munich’s University of Television & Film (HFF/M) in the documentary department. Her films include: One World, Two Economies (1993), Das orange Pferd (1999), Wunsch (2001), Unterwegs, Portrait of a Girl (2003), The Story of the Weeping Camel (Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel, 2003) which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Documentary Feature, The Cave of the Yellow Dog (Die Hoehle des gelben Hundes, 2005), and The Two Horses of Genghis Khan (Die zwei Pferde des Dschingis Khan, 2009).