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Genghis Blues

1999 Rated G 1hr 20m

Blind San Francisco blues singer Paul Pena became fascinated with Tuvan throat singing after hearing it on a Russian radio broadcast, and this Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles his journey to mastering the Central Asian performance art. When he met the Tuvan masters on a U.S. tour, the musicians were so impressed with Pena that they invited him to Tuva's annual singing contest, where he became the first Westerner to compete.

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Movie Details

1999 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Audience Award: Documentary
2000 Academy Award®
  • Best Documentary Feature nominee
General audiences. All ages admitted.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; cast/crew interviews; web access; audio commentary; additional footage